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Sheep are focus of Sept. 20 meet

The Polk County Extension Service and Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers will offer a meeting for anyone interested in sheep production.

The program will be offered starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ron Roed farm northeast of McIntosh.

Dan Persons, sheep producer and president of Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Association, will offer insight into opportunities in sheep production.

A representative of Dakota Lamb Growers will discuss cooperative marketing opportunities.

Mark Hayek, NRCS Grazing Specialist, will lead a pasture walk and discuss forage species selection and grazing management for sheep.

This program is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers.

There is no cost for this event and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contract Jim Stordahl at the Polk County Extension office at 1-800-450-2465.