Morganton— Bring your overheated sheep to the Sheep Shear-in at the Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Sustainable Agriculture Farm on Saturday, Sept. 8. Sheep will be sheared by the New Zealand method using non-electric blades. This method is quiet and less stressful for the sheep. Time ranges from 10 to 40 minutes per animal, depending on animal size, fleece and willingness to cooperate.
Shown is WPCC Engineering & Applied Technology Department Head Chip Hope with one of the sheep raised on the farm on the College campus.
Reservations for your flock are required and walk-ins cannot be accommodated. To schedule a time for your flock, please contact Meagan Roberts, WPCC Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture Instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-448-3562.
The Sheep Shear-In is offered through WPCC’s Continuing Education course in “Animal Science.”
Western Piedmont Community College enrolls approximately 4,000 students annually in pursuit of college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll each year in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion. Western Piedmont received recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
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