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SWNY Shearing School

Event Details


November 6, 2021


9am - 4pm


Alden Fire Department and Sunny Hill Farm
11856 Broadway
Alden, NY 14004


General Registration : $75.00

(addl attendee $75.00 ea.)

Paying it Forward + General Registration : $112.50

(addl attendee $75.00 ea.)

Paying at this level provides your registration as well as 1/2 of a scholarship for a student in need.

Scholarship : Free


Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Amy Barkley

SWNY Shearing School

Saturday, November 6th, 9am - 4pm

You are invited to join Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Kron Family for an intensive one-day training program to learn about wool production through marketing. We will focus on techniques for managing and shearing small-to-mid-sized flocks.


Who is this class for?

Any sheep producer looking to gain knowledge in producing clean, quality wool

Students will learn:

What makes a good fleece - Managing for quality fleece - How wool is marketed - Live shearing and hoof trimming with a retired professional shearer - How to sort and pack raw wool



Kevin and Tammi Kron, Sunny Hill Farm   

Dana Havas, Agriculture Team Leader, CCE Cortland

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist, SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program


Classroom training will be held at the Alden Fire Department - 11856 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004

On-farm training will be held at Sunny Hill Farm - 1036 Townline Road, Alden, NY 14004


Class Fees: $75/individual, which includes the course, printed notes, and lunch. Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial hardship. You will see that option on the registration page.

*Pre-registration is required by November 3rd*

The class is limited to the first 20 registrants to ensure a quality on-farm training experience for all

Interested? Register using the red "Register for this Event Now" link in the upper right corner of this page.

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