Upcoming Trainings and Continuing Education Units
March 17, 18 and 19, 2017
Join Franc Winkley, professional shearer from Premium Harvest Shearing, State of Washington, and learn not just unique shearing techniques but also equipment, proper animal handling, fiber collection, sharpening your blades and much, much more!
Basic Fiber, Sorting & Grading Class
August 4, 2017
Workshop content will be focused on the practicality and benefits of proper fiber preparation at the farm level prior to processing. The class will help producers overcome the intimidating task of sorting and grading fleeces on the way toward higher yield and higher revenues. The best and most profitable utilization for each grade of fiber will be highlighted and instructor Labrecque will teach participants how to design and use their own grading/sorting reference kits.
Advanced Sorting & Grading Workshop
Followed by Regional Sort
August 5 - 7th, 2017
This workshop is geared toward the individual who wants more in-depth education. After a quick review or the Basic workshop information the mornings will e more didactic and the afternoons are hands-on with the instructors giving immediate feedback on what you are seeing in fiber.
Students will have the opportunity to examine alpaca and wool plus other fiber types that are available.
This is a fast-paced, supportive learning environment with individual attention for each student.
This workshop will have a regional sort immediately following the class. All students are encouraged to participate and to get the experience immediately. www.sortgradeclass.com
If there is a class you are interested in
contact us at 518.255.5528 or SerdyML@cobleskill.edu