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KY Wool School is a self-paced, online course designed to help your expand knowledge and use of value added wool products from your farm. You will learn basic husbandry specific to wool breeds to processing and marketing techniques and strategies. Downloadable worksheets will be available for each course as well as
many bonus features such as multi-use printable guides and helpful links to further their learning in fiber. This course is a great addition to the
SRPS Class


You get lifetime access when you register, as long as you are a current KGPA/KSWPA member.


This course is best for producers who:

  • want to begin a fiber business

  • want to know fiber characteristics of various fiber breeds

  • want to enhance their wool production

  • want to expand their value added wool commodities

  • want to brand their small farm business


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Sarabeth Parido

  • Director of the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and The Kentucky Fiber Trail

  • raises her own small flock of sheep in Clark County, Kentucky along with her husband and four sons

  • She has been an avid knitter for most of her life and currently enjoys knitting, spinning, crocheting, dying and weaving

  • She owned a yarn shop in her small town of Winchester, Kentucky for several years and has had a successful online retail shop since 2007

Cheryl (Sheri) Creech Kersey 

  • background in the Agriculture and Design Industry

  • University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Architecture

  • University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

  • registered Architect and Certified Interior Designer

  • served as President of KERSEY AND KERSEY ARCHITECTS, since its formation in 1992

  • She is currently in an Apprenticeship to become a Certified Fiber Sorter/Grader/Classer through State University of New York (SUNY)- Cobleskill Campus

  • a member of the Kentucky Sheep & Wool Producers Association and the Indiana Sheep Association.

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Have Questions?

This course includes:


Raising Sheep for Wool Pt. 1- The Why and the Wool

Raising Sheep for Wool Pt 2- The How and the Hay

Gearing up For Shearing Day - Shearing Day Prep for Success

Skirting 101- Skirting, Sorting and Storing Your Fleece

Know Thy Wool- Grading and Sorting to Get the Most Out of Your Fiber

Marketing Your Fiber- Planning, Pricing and Promoting 

Thank You to Our Partners

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
KY Proud
Kentucky State University
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