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4-H Sheep Day is May 21 in Fosston, Minn.

4-H Sheep Day will be held Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Woolen Mills in Fosston, Minn. The event is supported or hosted by the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of northern Minnesota, several county 4-H programs and wool...

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4-H Sheep Day will be held Saturday, May 21,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northern Woolen Mills in Fosston, Minn.

The event is supported or hosted by the Sustainable Sheep and Fiber Community of northern Minnesota, several county 4-H programs and woolen mills.

The program starts at 9 a.m. with fleece grading and information on lamb lead sheep showing; 10 a.m.,  natural wool dying demonstration and workshop;  11 a.m., a sheep shearing demonstration. Lunch is included. At 12 noon is a weaving workshop, followed at 1 p.m., with a program choice of  "raising sheep naturally" or breeds and their characteristics for wool and meat.

For information, contact Alethea Kenney,  (218) 657-2502 , or Kristi Johnson, with the Polk County Extension Service,  (218) 563-2465 .

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