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Calendar and Educational Opportunities



    June 16, 4-6 pm, and June 17, 9-11 am   Wool Pool-Dutchess County Fairgrounds (see flier)

               Remember to save your receipt, and download the wool incentive form from this website.


    June 23        Registration opens for Dutchess Fair.




    July 9  7 pm-  Zoom Education Class:  Advanced Reproduction Techniques for Sheep,

                            conducted by Dr. Gillian Ferguson-

The Dutchess County Sheep and Woolgrowers are pleased to announce the latest seminar in the ongoing series for shepherds, both novice and experienced.


Dr. Gillian Ferguson will be conducting a Zoom presentation on July 9 at 7 pm, "Advanced Reproductive Technologies for Sheep Producers".


Join Dr. Ferguson in an evening of education about the various advanced reproductive technologies available to sheep producers in the U.S.  From simply synchronizing heat cycles in ewes to artificial insemination and embryo transfer, there is a whole world of possibilities for sheep producers to improve genetic progress while maintaining their farm's biosecurity.  


Click on the signup link to RSVP for this very informative presentation.-



    July 14-16      Northeast Youth Sheep Show, Eastern States, W. Springfield, MA






    August 1        Registration deadline for Dutchess Fair.


    August 6        Skirting Class, led by Caraleigh Wilson

                           Association Office, Red Hook  



    22-27            Dutchess County Fair





    Sept. 10        Food & Wine Festival

                          Lamb Cook-Off

                          Dutchess Co. Fairgrounds


    Sept. 16        Natural Dye Class, led by Bonnie Warwick

                         (raindate Sept. 17)




    Oct. 7           Felted Purse Class


    Oct. 21-22     NYS Sheep and Wool Festival




    Nov. 4            DCSWGA  Annual Dinner, 

                          Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck NY.  5 pm


    Nov. 9            Visible Mending Workshop, led by Cal Patch

                           Association Office, Red Hook.  6-8 pm


    Nov. 25            Fall Farm Tour   

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