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Make it With Wool!

10 Sep
September 10, 2015

With the change in the weather and the start of school, it has us thinking about the need to look at the fall and winter wardrobe. With that comes to mind the upcoming Make It With Wool contest. The contest is a great place to show case articles made from wool. There are beautiful garments, quilts and novelty items that are entered. The contest is open to all ages. If you are interested in participating please go to the Make It With Wool page for more information!

Baa Booth at the State Fair

29 Aug
August 29, 2015
ilovelambThe Baa Booth had a new look this year!  It was a great day to answer fair-goers questions, both to consumers and producers, and even good discussions with prospective new producers.  There is still a lot of interest in both lamb and wool.  Plenty of educational info and demonstrations happened over the fair days.  Many recipes and cooking info from the American Lamb Board were taken home.  And, we were still applying “I Love Lamb” tattoos to smiling faces.
championramMLWPA also was a sponsor to the Supreme Champion Ram and Ewe.

Join us for the Celebrate Lamb Social and the Shepherd’s Holiday

02 Oct
October 2, 2013

The celebrate Lamb Social kicks off the 2013 MLWPA Shepherd’s Holiday on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7pm. There will be lamb cooking demonstrations and sampling with Chef Ben McCallum (using lamb from Liberty Land & Livestock), sheep cheese samples from Shepherd’s Way farm, a Make It With Wool display, and wine tasting from local winery, Carlos Creek.

Saturday will feature a full line-up of seminars on marketing, reproduction, heath, fiber arts, youth and more. Other Saturday highlights include the Make It With Wool contest and style show, banquets, trade show and auction. The agenda and registration information can be found on our Shepherd’s Holiday Page. Register by Nov. 1 for the reduced rate.

Sunday is for families to enjoy the water park and other amenities of Thumper Pond. Call 877-294-7981 to reserve your room by Nov. 1. Ask for the MN Lamb & Wool rate, which includes 4 water park passes.

Thumper Pond means Family Fun at this Year’s Shepherd’s Holiday – Nov. 15-16

12 Jul
July 12, 2013

Bring the family for a weekend of fun, education, lamb & wool promotion and socializing with fellow sheep enthusiasts. The Shepherd’s Holiday annual conference and trade show will be held at the Thumper Pond resort in Otter Tail, MN this November.

Join us for the “Celebrate Lamb” social on Friday night, including lamb cooking demonstrations and sampling with Chef Ben McCallum, sheep cheese sampling, wine sampling from Carlos Creek winery, and a Make It With Wool display. The social is sponsored by Minnesota Grown, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Lamb & Wool Producers Association.

Saturday’s activities include an array of educational seminars featuring NDSU Sheep Specialist Reid Redden, youth programs, fiber seminars and a beginning shepherd’s panel. The Make It With Wool contest will conclude with a fashion show during the Silver Bell Awards luncheon. The annual fundraiser auction will follow the business meeting and election of officers.

Sunday morning is free time to spend in the water park. Your hotel room fee includes 4 passes to the water park. Your conference registration fee includes tickets to Friday’s “Celebrate Lamb” social, a continental breakfast on Saturday, Saturday’s luncheon and banquet, coffee breaks, access to all educational seminars and the trade show. Note the reduced registration rate for children.

A draft agenda, and registration information will be available soon. Reserve your room by Nov. 1 and ask for the MN Lamb & Wool rate. Learn more about Thumper Pond at