BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County 4-H is offering a Sheep Shearing Clinic this fall to youth ages 10 and older. The event will take place at the 4-H Training Center on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa on September 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. This clinic will exhibit the art of sheep shearing and preparing wool breeds for show. Participants will be provided a hands-on learning experience from professional shearer Siri Swanson.
Siri Swanson is a Shepherd and Shearer of Yankee Rock Farm. Swanson has an abundantce of background knowledge in the sheep industry and has been shearing for the last five years. Siri along with shearing partner, Colin Siegmund, strive to maintain animal comfort and top-quality clipping.
4-H is the Youth Outreach component of Cornell Cooperative Extension that connects youth ages 5-19 to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. To learn more go to www.ccesaratoga.org.