Welcome to the California Wool Growers Association Industry Events Page.
If you have an event you would like listed, please contact us.
2013 Shepherding Skills Workshop Series
First workshop on January 20, 2013
Wool Survey-Posted February 1, 2013
Are you raising fiber producing animals in California? Would you like to see your ‘on-farm income’ increase, while seeing more people create goods with our locally raised fiber?
Help our region become strong and resilient, and fill out Fibershed's grower’s survey. Our goal is to collect data on all sheep and fiber producing animals in California. If you operate a dairy, ranch, farm or homestead with one or more animals, this survey is for you. Information on the quantity, quality and land-management practices of your fiber producing operation will directly support the development of increased fiber processing in our region. These survey responses will feed into a feasibility study and help us make well-informed decisions about the type, scale and location of fiber processing facilities in north-central California.
Click here to get started. ( link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CaliforniaFiberProducers )
Each rancher or farmer who completes the survey will be entered in our raffle of fibershed goods. Prizes to be awarded by June 1, 2013. We appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions. (It should take about 20-25 minutes.
Why are we doing this survey?
An estimated 1.5 million pounds of underutilized or ‘waste’ wool is grown annually in the counties that comprise the Northern California Fibershed (see our map). Our wool mapping project will provide a first-ever visual and geographical analysis of its distribution, quality and quantity. We plan to utilize data from the Wool Inventory Map to assess the scale, scope and location of future fiber processing facilities.
Fibershed is a non-profit 501c3 based in Sonoma County:
The mission of Fibershed is to change the way we clothe ourselves by supporting the creation of local textile cultures that enhance ecological balance, and utilize regional agriculture while strengthening local economies and communities.
Contact: Fibershed@gmail.com Rebecca Burgess: 415 717-0619
May 18, 2013
Cloverdale Ram Sale
May 18, 2013
July 14-17, 2013
Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
July 15-20, 2013
2013 National Rambouillet Show and Sale
National Junior Show
Heber City, Utah
August 23-24, 2013
CWGA 153rd Annual Meeting
Sea Crest Hotel
Pismo Beach, Ca
September 13-15, 2013
California Wool and Fiber Festival
Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show
The festival within the fair is one of the country’s oldest and largest wool Shows, The California National Wool Show. From the source to the fiber, come follow The thread of fine wool craftsmanship. The show will also include Angora rabbit demo along with shearing demonstrations, fiber arts show, vendors and the famous spinning Competition and much more. For information call 707-459-8558 or visit our website at
California Sheep Commission
California Farm Bureau Federation Building
2300 River Plaza Drive