Thursday, April 3, 2008

50 years of teaching shearing

David Greene teaches a student how to shear
Twenty-six people learned to shear sheep at the 2008 Maryland-Delaware Sheep Shearing School, held March 28-29 in Westminster, MD. Each year, approximately 25 people participate in the beginners' shearing school. An advanced school is offered every year.

The shearing school is sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, Delaware Sheep & Wool Producers, and University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension. Instructors include David Greene, retired Carroll County extension agent; Rich Barczewski, Chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at Delaware State University; Aaron Geiman, Carroll County Vo-Ag teacher; and Linda Shane, certified wool classer.

At this year's school, David Greene was honored for having taught at the shearing school for 50 years.