News & Announcements

Newsletter Archives and Fall 2021 Issue Now Available

Posted: October 28, 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of the Maryland Sheep News is now available for download.

A full archive of past issues dating back to 2015 has also been added.

2021 Scholarship Winner Announced

Posted: June 10, 2021

The MSBA scholarship of $1,000 for 2021 was awarded to Ms. Lynne Thomas from Fallston, Maryland.

Lynn is an MSBA member who is attending WVU majoring in Agriculture and Extension education with minors in agribusiness management, horticulture, and food science and technology. Her career goal is to become an agri-science teacher and FFA advisor. Lynn has been involved with sheep since she was a toddler growing up on her great-grandparents farm. She began her own flock when she received ewe lamb through the YCP in 2016. Since then she has helped to promote sheep and wool through showing her sheep and several years of participating in MIWW. Throughout her involvement in 4-H, FFA, and leadership positions in school Lynn has consistently worked to share her knowledge and appreciation for sheep, wool, and agriculture. She clearly is a deserving applicant.

Interview with Erika Sanko from ASI and our regional representative Jimmy Parker

Posted: December 30, 2020

Our feature presentation from our annual meeting is now available for viewing.  Jeff White (MSBA president) and Patty Sanville (our ASI representative) spoke with  Erika Sanko from ASI and our regional representative Jimmy Parker.  We spoke about ASI’s role in getting sheep producers access to vaccines that have been available in other countries and the benefits ASI provides to members.  Take it a look, I think you will find it informative and worth your time.

Shearing School Cancelled

Posted: December 8, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the annual shearing school scheduled for March 12-13 has been cancelled.

Shearing School Registration Open

Posted: October 30, 2020

The dates for the MSBA 2021 Sheep Shearing School have been announced. This annual shearing school (for beginners) will be held March 12-13 at the Dale Lehman farm in Washington County. Participation is limited to 15 people. The registration deadline is February 1, 2021.

Click here for more details and registration information.