Our mission is to promote and encourage keeping sheep in Connecticut. The CSBA was formed in 1893, and we have been supporting Connecticut shepherds since that time by educating sheep farmers about issues relevant to raising lamb and wool, and facilitating marketing opportunities.
The Annual Meeting & Dinner is SOLD OUT
The room is at capacity so if you haven't made your reservations with Melissa Higgins you are unfortunately out of luck. Thanks to Anne McIntyre-Lahner for all her hard work to organize this year's Annual Meeting & Dinner. We are looking forward to an enjoyable meeting and scrumptious dinner and you will be able to meet the winner of the Randall Knight Scholarship. We will have our usual Scotch Auction, which benefits the Scholarship, so you have until then to maybe knit, crochet or weave an item, needle felt something, spin up some skeins of yarn, create something else artistic, find a bottle or 6 pack, go through the closets for some re-gifting.......
Randall M. Knight Scholarship
The winner of this year's Randall M. Knight Scholarship is Chelsea Kegler. Chelsea has been showing Hampshire sheep in 4-h for many years and her animals are always very well presented and of excellent quality. In addition to her work in 4-h she is also the winner of numerous awards as a member of FFA. She will be using her award to further her education in Animal Science at Kansas State University. Please join us at the Annual Meeting & Dinner to congratulate Chelsea.
Attention New sheep producers/owners or anyone that needs help with their sheep operation!
Announcing the American Sheep Industry Association Mentor Program: The ASI has voted to continue the mentor program which allowed us to connect experienced sheep producers with newer less experienced sheep producers, owners or “want to be” sheep owners. We kicked this program off at our Blue Ribbon Forum last year and it was so well received that we would like to continue the effort by renewing the program which offers consultation or even a site visit by one of our mentors. As with the program last year, the crux of the program is to share knowledge, help identify areas of concern and match folks with resources. Funding for this program has been renewed by ASI, however, funds are limited so this is a “first come, first served” situation and site visits will be discontinued when funding runs out. If you would like to take advantage of this program, please contact one of our mentors from the list below.
Cathy Andresen: Salem: Mentor Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 639-9196
Melissa Higgins: Coventry: email@example.com, (860) 966-9264
Regina Malsbary: Tolland: firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 742-5483
Anne McIntyre-Lahner: Guilford: email@example.com. (203) 458-3070
Russell Robinson: Meriden: RWR54@aol.com, (860) 237-0637
Kevin Woolam: South Windsor: Nutrition Expert: firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 282-0818
Series #A10 CT Wool Blanket
Series #A11 CT Wool Blanket is now here!
CSBA FARM SIGNS
Show passersby and visitors that you are a member of the Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. with these attractive farm signs. The 12”h x 18” aluminum signs have a reflective white vinyl surface sporting the CSBA, Inc. logo with the word “Member" added. There are 4 holes pre-punched in the metal but not in the sign surface so you can choose which ones you want to use to mount your sign. A great value at $20.00 each. We can ship!
To order signs contact email@example.com
Commemorative Lapel Pins $3