MLWP Board of Directors elected for 2016-17

20 Dec
December 20, 2016

(L to R) Randy Kinney, Pres; Daryl Boehm, Director; Don Drewry, Director; Travis Fowler, VP1; Al Hendrickx, Director; Jeremy Geske, Secretary; John Dvorak, Past Pres;  Glenette Sperry, Treasuruer; Steve Froehlich, VP2; and Melanie Pamp, Past Pres. [not pictured: Doug Mathias, Director; Bob Padula, Director].mlwpa-board-2017-abc

Berg Awarded Junior Silver Bell

20 Dec
December 20, 2016

andrew-berg-familyAndrew Berg received the Junior Silver Bell award. Andrew is a great role model for the younger kids. He shows, and also participates in Livestock Judging and Knowledge Bowl. Andrew is a student at SDSU. He is the son of Phil and Laurel Berg of Pipestone.

Silver Bell Award Presented at Shepherd’s Holiday

20 Dec
December 20, 2016

Jo Bernard received the Silver Bell Award. Jo has devoted many years and countless hours supporting the youth sheep project, both at local and national level.  Jo also serves as the MN State Fair sheep superintendent and assists with many major sheep shows and sales.  Jo and her husband Mark raise Cheviots near New Richland.


Celebrate Lamb Social -2016 Shepherd’s Holiday

20 Dec
December 20, 2016


Another wonderful Lamb Social with 3 Lamb samplings by chef Virgil Emmert, sheep cheese samples, and local wines.



22 Nov
November 22, 2016
Lamb Cooking Demonstrations and wine tasting...

Lamb Cooking Demonstrations and wine tasting…


Don’t Miss the Shepherd’s Holiday!

Enjoy lamb cooking demos from Chef Virgil Emmert, wine tasting (from Sovereign Estates), and sheep cheese samples (from Shepherd’s Way Farm) at the Celebrate Lamb Social, Friday, Dec. 2 at the Oak Ridge Conference Center.

Saturday, Dec. 3 includes a full day of educational seminars (and updated agenda found on this site), the Make It With Wool contest and fashion show, Silver Bell Awards luncheon, and annual banquet and fundraiser auction.

Reserve your room by calling 877-874-6772. For more information contact MLWPA Secretary, Jeremy Geske at

Refer to index bar at right on this page under SHEPHERD’s HOLIDAY to reveiw a complete conference agenda.