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Iowa Sheep Industry Educational Webinars

Webinars will be held every other month, consists of a combination of educational instruction, discussions led by experienced shepherds and open Q&A time. They are designed to be a conversation-based educational and networking opportunity for anyone interested in raising sheep.

2020 Educational Webinars

March 19, 2020 - Principals of Sheep Production, Selection, and Breeding
The how and why of selecting a particular breed and individual animals for our sheep production systems, including tools for genetic selection.

May 21, 2020 - Sheep Systems and Management
Learn about the different stages of production, what facilities and equipment can make raising sheep more efficient and an introduction to nutrition and health.  

July 16, 2020 -Flock Nutrition 
What are the nutrient requirements of the different types of sheep in the flock, and how can we efficiently provide nutrition to the sheep.   

September 17, 2020- Flock Health
 How to monitor flock health, common health concerns in sheep, vaccination schedules, and working with a veterinarian for a flock health protocol.

November 19, 2020 -Reproduction and Lambing Management
Discussion on managing the reproduction of the sheep flock and lambing time care of ewes and lambs.  

January 14, 2021 -Enterprise Business Management
Whether raising sheep as a hobby or for a profitable business, a sound financial business plan is crucial.  We will discuss how to combine the individual production topics from previous webinars into a financial business plan and decision-making tool for long-term sustainable production.  

Register for Upcoming Webinar

Contact Iowa Legislators

Senators:
Senator Chuck Grassley (R- IA) 202-224-3744
Senator Joni Ernst (R- IA) 202-224-3254 

Congressmen:
Rod Blum: 1st district: (202) 225-2911
Dave Loebsack: 2nd district 563-323-5988
David Young: 3rd district:
 (202) 225-5476
Steve King: 4th district 515-232-2885

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue:
Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791

08/2017 - USDA & SCROE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers & Ranchers ... read more

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Photo: Rodney Fleming

Contact Iowa Legislators

Senators:
Senator Chuck Grassley (R- IA) 202-224-3744
Senator Joni Ernst (R- IA) 202-224-3254 

Congressmen:
Rod Blum: 1st district: (202) 225-2911
Dave Loebsack: 2nd district 563-323-5988
David Young: 3rd district:
 (202) 225-5476
Steve King: 4th district 515-232-2885

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue:
Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791

08/2017 - USDA & SCROE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers & Ranchers ... read more

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Photo: Rodney Fleming

Wool & Wool Products

Josh Brodeur
Romney & Romedale/CVM
319-431-6251 ​
brodeurfamilyfarms.com

Lein Sheep Farm
Arlington, IA
319-343-6603
nathan@bigboymeats.com

Wool, yarn, pelts

Tornado Ridge Farm
Jolyn Meehan
Prole, IA

jos976@yahoo.com
Wool & Fiber

Seelow Sheep Farm
Jason Seelow
641-751-0530
Facebook
Raw Rambouillet wool

Sarah Humke
Ackley, IA
sarahhumke@gmail.com
Raw & washed wool for spinning or felting, ​Rovings & yarns

Prairie Farms Woolery
Rhonda Foster
Danville, IA
ronlfos@aol.com
Shetland & Finn wool/yarn

Sonja Hoie
Keosauqua, IA
218-251-2207
sonjahoie@gmail.com
Icelandic yarn, fleeces, handwovens, felted fleeces

Tipperary Fiber n Art Studio
Pat & Margie Meehan
2857 Hwy 38
Hopkinton, IA 52237
563-920-7704
​Fiber products & fiber art classes  

Lamb Lane Farm
Barbara & Ron Zumdome
1991  315th Ave 
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-372-1813
lamblane@gmail.com
Raw wool, dyed wool and roving

Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers
George and Becky Scholten
George- 712-441-4015
Becky- 712-441-0214

gbscholten@mtcnet.net
northwestiowasheepproducers.com

 
 

Wool & Wool Products

Josh Brodeur
Romney & Romedale/CVM
319-431-6251 ​
brodeurfamilyfarms.com

Lein Sheep Farm
Arlington, IA
319-343-6603
nathan@bigboymeats.com

Wool, yarn, pelts

Tornado Ridge Farm
Jolyn Meehan
Prole, IA

jos976@yahoo.com
Wool & Fiber

Seelow Sheep Farm
Jason Seelow
641-751-0530
Facebook
Raw Rambouillet wool

Sarah Humke
Ackley, IA
sarahhumke@gmail.com
Raw & washed wool for spinning or felting, ​Rovings & yarns

Prairie Farms Woolery
Rhonda Foster
Danville, IA
ronlfos@aol.com
Shetland & Finn wool/yarn

Sonja Hoie
Keosauqua, IA
218-251-2207
sonjahoie@gmail.com
Icelandic yarn, fleeces, handwovens, felted fleeces

Tipperary Fiber n Art Studio
Pat & Margie Meehan
2857 Hwy 38
Hopkinton, IA 52237
563-920-7704
​Fiber products & fiber art classes  

Lamb Lane Farm
Barbara & Ron Zumdome
1991  315th Ave 
Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-372-1813
lamblane@gmail.com
Raw wool, dyed wool and roving

Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers
George and Becky Scholten
George- 712-441-4015
Becky- 712-441-0214

gbscholten@mtcnet.net
northwestiowasheepproducers.com