The North Dakota Lamb and Wool Expo is scheduled for Aug. 1-2 at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds and Gladstone Inn in Jamestown, North Dakota.
"The event is a great opportunity for sheep producers and anyone interested in learning more about the sheep industry," said Reid Redden, NDSU Extension Service sheep specialist and one of the expo's organizers.
The expo begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at the fairgrounds. Events are for anyone in the general public who wants to learn about sheep farming, lamb as a menu item and the uses of wool. Participants also will be able to see stock dog and sheep-shearing demonstrations.
Persons interested in commercial sheep farming can participate in a tour of the Stroh Farm sheep operation near Tappen, North Dakota.
"The topics will be entertaining and appropriate for all ages, especially young families," Redden said.
Following a lamb lunch at noon, activities will move to the Gladstone Inn.
Afternoon sessions are designed for sheep producers and people in allied industries. Speakers will discuss profitable sheep-feeding strategies, the status of the U.S. lamb industry, precision sheep farming and the process of turning wool into products.
A social is scheduled at 6:30 p.m., followed by a lamb supper and the keynote address by Dan Morrical, Iowa State University sheep specialist.
Activities on Aug. 2 include a lamb lunch, ram show and ram and ewe sale. A vendor fair will be held both days.
The pre-registration deadline is July 15. For more information on the expo or registration fees, contact Redden at 701-231-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://tinyurl.com/lamb-woolexpo2014 to register.
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