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November 16, 2021

Youth Wool Judging Workshop for Coaches & Agents

Submitted by Lexie Hayes

K-State will be hosting the Cowboy Wildcat Collegiate Wool Judging Invitational on December 4. Following the contest, there will be a Youth Coaching/Instructional Workshop for agents/leaders/instructors in counties or schools in the surrounding states that are interested in starting a youth (4-H/FFA) team. Dr. Alison Crane and Dr. Whit Stewart (of University of Wyoming) will host this instructional workshop at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan. Several other coaches/assistant coaches from surrounding states will assist in conducting the workshop.

Here is a link to a standard set of youth contest rules: https://www.uwyo.edu/4-h/opportunities/state-contests/wool-judging/index.html (Mohair is included in the document, however, we will not have Mohair available at the Stout Center).

Those interested are asked to register for the workshop here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/BrowseCatalog.aspx?CNAME=ASIND-27.

Information is also available on the KSU Sheep & Meat Goat page (https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/sheep-and-goats/index.html); the wool judging contest and workshop for youth coaches are listed as an upcoming event at the top of the column on the right. Please share this opportunity with any volunteers who may be interested!

Additionally, K-State Extension will be distributing wool judging totes to help aid in starting these programs. They will be housed at district offices throughout the state and include wool samples, youth contest rules, as well as instructional tips.

If you have any questions about this event or the wool youth programming efforts, please contact Dr. Alison Crane. Thank you for your interest/support of wool judging and we hope to see you in December!