Friday, January 6, 2012

Maryland "Shepherd of the Year"

At their annual fall banquet and meeting, the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association named Larry Pugh from Woodbine as their 2011 "Shepherd of the Year".

Larry has been raising sheep since the 1950's and his 4-H days in Montgomery County. He has raised purebred Dorset sheep since the 1970's. He has also raised Hampshire, Suffolk, Southdown, and Finn sheep.

Larry (L) accepts his award from
MSBA President Steve Hobbs (R)

Larry was a long-time member of the now-defunct Howard County Sheep Breeders Association, serving as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary at various times.

He has been associated with the Howard County Fair almost continuously since the early 1970's and currently is an assistant superintendent for the sheep show.

Larry has been a volunteer at most of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festivals, only missing a couple since the very beginning -- helping with setup, take-down, cleanup and many other duties as assigned.

He currently serves on the MSBA Board.

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