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Sheep 101 Class Nov. 9 in Machias

Community Author: Tara Wood
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MACHIAS—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer Sheep 101, a new sheep farmers workshop, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at UMaine Extension, 28 Center Street.

The workshop is designed for new sheep farmers and others wanting to learn more about sheep breed selection, husbandry, health, nutrition, reproduction, housing, and handling. Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist Colt Knight will also provide insight on the lamb market in the U.S. The workshop concludes with a freshly prepared leg of lamb lunch and carving demonstration.

The workshop is free; registration is required. Register online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Tara Wood, tara.a.wood@maine.edu, 207.255.3345; 800.287.1542 (in Maine). Classes are limited to 30 participants.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth education program in Maine through 4-H.