Calendar of Events


November 18-20   North Dakota Sheep Shearing School - Hettinger (N.D.) Fairgrounds - or 701-567-4323
November 18-20   North Dakota Certified Wool Classing School - Hettinger (N.D.) Armory - christopher.schauer@ndsu.eduor 701-567-4323
November 30   23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium, Estrimont Suites & Spas, Orford
December 1-2   North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers/Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Annual Convention - Fargo, N.D. - or
December 1-2   Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium - OARDC Shisler Center in Wooster, Ohio - 614-246-8299 or
Dec. 2   (Sherbrooke) Quebec. “Profitabilty in Dairy Sheep Production” Contact: Marie-Chantal Houde, 819 578-7234 or Bee Tolman,, 315 655-0623 or
Dec. 1-2   Joint 2-State Annual Conference, Minnesota & North Dakota Lamb & Wool Producers, Double Tree, West Fargo, ND. Information: or
Dec. 1-2  

2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium, OARDC Shisler Center, Wooster, OH. Contact Roger High, 614 246-8299,

Dec. 2-3  

Beginning Shearing School, Sheep Unit, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. Registration/Information: Todd Taylor, 608 846-5858,

December 6-8   South Dakota Shearing School - Brookings, S.D. - Dr. Jeff Held at
Jan 30 – Feb 1   2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Jan.31 – Feb. 3    American Sheep Industry Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX. Information:
Feb. 3 - 4  

18th Annual Jack Knox Cattle & Sheepdog Clinic, JB Ranch, LLC, W6856 Christie Court, Fort Atkinson, WI. Contact Merry Russell at Open to all stock dog owners, stock owners and dogs of all levels.

Feb. 17  

4-H State Meats Judging Contest, UW-Madison Meats Lab. Registration 12:30 p.m.,

Feb. 18-24  

National FFA Week,

Feb. 22-24  

MOSES Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI.
Registration opens November 30, 2017. Details at

Feb. 23-25  

Midwest Fiber Frolic, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI. 414 764-5300

March 3   4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon, UW-Madison Animal Sciences Bldg., Registration: 9:00 a.m.
March 10   10th Annual Arlington Sheep Day, Public Events Facility, UW-Madison Arlington Agriculture Research Station, Arlington, WI. or .
March 10   Arlington Sheep Day, Public Events Facility, Arlington Agriculture Research Station, Arlington, WI
March 24   Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association, Public Events Facility, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. or 608 868-2505, email
April 8  

22nd Annual Stephenson County Fiber Arts Fair, Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL. 815 541-0897

April 13-14  

26th Fiber Event, Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN.

April 28-29  

Wisconsin Alpaca & Fiber Fest, Washington County Fair Park, West Bend, WI.

May 11-13   21st Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival, Lake Elmo, MN. Contact: Julie MacKenzie, 612 961-9625
June 1-2  

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival, Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN., 317 403-5667.

June 2   Spring Preview Show, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI.
June 9-10  

WLBA Show Camp, Wisconsin State Fair park, West Allis, WI

June 11-14   Wisconsin FFA Convention, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
June 15 - 16     

Interstate Livestock Show, St. Croix Falls, WI. Show camp and dinner on Friday, 3 - 8 pm. Breeding sheep/market lamb shows on Saturday. Contact: Debbie Petzel at 612-578-1528

June 17-18   Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival, Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center, Ames, IA Contact: Regina Frahm or,
Aug. 2-12  

Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, WI

Sept 7-9     Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI

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