2024 Tennessee Sheep Shearing School

Learn to Shear!

The 2024 Tennessee Sheep Shearing School will be held on April 12 and 13, 2024, at the Williamson Co Expo Center in Franklin, TN. The school is sponsored by the Tennessee Sheep Producers Association, the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Williamson Co Extension.

The annual Tennessee Sheep Shearing School has become one of the top shearing instructional classes east of the Mississippi River!  Students travel hundreds of miles to get the hands on training it takes to become a person who wants to shear their own sheep or to become a professional and earn a living shearing animals.

Learn the basic skills from stretching and staying in shape to proper equipment and keeping your tools clean and sharp.  This 2 day class will teach you how to safely and effectively handling the animals so you can do the proper shearing using the most modern, up to date shearing methods. 

This year’s class will be given by veteran shearer Dillon Jones.

The shearing school is designed for either beginner or experienced shearers who wish to improve their skills. Instructors will teach the most modern, up to date shearing methods. One of the most important aspects of the school is information about maintenance and care of sheep shearing equipment. School will start with registration at 10:00am on Friday April 12. At 10:30 AM there will be a discussion of equipment care and maintenance and at 1:00 PM we will start shearing. On Saturday April 13 at 8:00AM we will continue with the hands-on shearing instruction. The course will continue until all sheep are sheared (usually by noon).

The cost for the Shearing School is $ 225 per person . In order to make plans, pre-registration is required. Participation is limited to the first 20 paid applicants. Complete the form below and return to the address shown. If you have questions, please email or call Dee Wolters at 931-698-8293, deewolters@gmail.com. More information about the school can be found on the TN Sheep Producers Website: www.tennesseesheep.org