Festivals provide a means for people to gather and celebrate local and regional customs and history. Many small farm owners and operators use festivals as a means of selling and promoting their products. The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, where this sheep is awaiting a judging event, is attended every May by sheep producers as well as spinning, weaving, and fiber enthusiasts. AFSRC’s Dr. Ken Turner, Research Animal Scientist, presented a talk titled “Resources for Finishing Lambs and Goat Kids on Pasture” as part of the Shepherd's Seminar Series at the 2008 festival.
Photo by Susan Boyer
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