Master Shepherd's Course
The Master Shepherd's Course (MSC) is 12 two-day modules covering a wide variety of sheep production topics. Each module consists of one and one-half days of classroom style presentations and discussions, and one-half day of farm and industry tours.
OSF is offering this 18 month long course, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2018 and run through to January 2020. See the tentative course schedule below.
Who should apply?
Sheep farmers who have at least three years' experience as a sheep farm business owner or as an employee at a sheep farm, and who desire to improve the management, productivity, and profitability of their flocks.
Interested participants can enroll in the full course or by individual module.
The deadline to apply for the full course is August 1, 2018.
Application form - full course (print)
Applicaiton form - full course (fillable PDF)
Application form - full course (Word)
The deadline to apply for individual modules is two weeks prior to the start date of the module. A late fee applies for individual module session registrations received less than two weeks prior to the module.
Application form - individual module (print)
Application form - individual module (fillable PDF)
Application form - individual module (Word)
Full course enrollment - $3,200
This is a savings of 24%.
Individual module - $350* per person per module
*A late registration fee of $450 applies to registrations received less than two weeks prior to the module.
Note: Dates, locations, and module topics are subject to change.
||September 19 & 20, 2018
||Business and time management
||Industry dynamics and governance
||Flock replacement and flock health
||Lambing and lamb rearing
||Economics of infrastructure
||Effective flock health
||Lamb feedlots and dairy sheep
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the OSF office at 519.836.0043.