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[FEB. 7, 2007]
URBANA -- Youth and adult students are eligible
to attend the 2007 Sheep Shearing School, sponsored by University of
Illinois Extension. This year's program will be April 6 and 7 at
Western Illinois University's Livestock Pavilion at the Macomb
"The school will be limited to 24 students," said Dick Cobb, U
of I Extension sheep specialist. "Students should be over 15 and
have enough size and strength to handle mature sheep. They
should also have a sincere interest in sheep production and the
chance to shear sheep after the school."
previously completed the course may enroll again, Cobb added.
The enrollment fee is $45, and no enrollments will be accepted
without the fee.
The Illinois Lamb and Wool Producers Association is offering
two $75 scholarships to the school. To be eligible, shearers
must have participated in a previous Illinois Sheep Shearing
School and have a sincere interest in improving their skills.
Winners of the scholarship must complete both days and will be
paid at the end of the school.
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Those interested in a scholarship can apply by filling out a
For additional information about the school and the scholarships,
contact Cobb before March 25 at 217-333-7351 or
with fees will be accepted in the order they are received at Cobb's
office, 1207 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801.
(Text from file received from
of Illinois Extension)