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Basic Farm Sorting Part 1 (March 2016)

Date: March 4, 5, 6, 2016

Location: Meadowview Alpaca Farm,
Bruce Mines, ON

Sponsored by Alpaca Ontario and Haliburton School of the Arts - Fleming College
Organized by: The Fibre Initiative Committee
When: MArch 4, 5, 6, 2016
Where: Meadowview Alpaca Farm, Bruce Mines, ON

Alpaca Fibre: Basic Farm Sorting – Part 1 (Presented by Denise Martel)
Pre-requisite to Alpaca Fibre: Classer Certification - Part 2
The success of the alpaca fibre industry relies on quality fibre preparation at shearing time. Fibre preparation is as essential to adding value to your product as is the shearing. Participants will develop a good understanding of the basic principles of proper skirting and sorting techniques, as well as a basic understanding of classing and processing essentials. This information will help guide the alpaca farmers as they value-add to their raw fibre for better profitability.
Certification: Participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by Haliburton School of the Arts. This is simply a certificate stating that the holder has participated in the three day workshop. The Custom Farm Sorter Certificate is available as an option* for candidates selecting to have their skills evaluated. To obtain this certificate, participants will submit 5 skirted fleeces for evaluation by a qualified classer. The three-day Basic Farm Sorting course is a pre-requisite for participation in the Classer Certification course.

*Optional evaluations and apprenticeship portions are subject to an additional fee.

Check out the Alpaca Fibre Sorting Program Outline for more details.

Registration for the course is a two part process:
1. Fees: AO Hosting fee - $10.00pp payable to Alpaca Ontario  Download and submit this form
2. Haliburton course tuition fee: $150.57 payable to Haliburton School of The Arts (follow the link)   Course Code: ARTS1972

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