Aimee provides both academic and practical community education sessions around the world on sheep production, wool use, shearing, marketing, whole animal use, livestock behavior, and meat production systems. She loves working one-on-one with beginning farmers and producers, providing hands-on, practical, and non-overwhelming information to get them up and running. She is completing her PhD at Michigan State University and occasionally facilitates workshops as part of Michigan small ruminant extension events. She has directly worked with sheep producers and wool systems internationally for over a decade, with particular research on rare breed production in Eastern Europe, Canada, the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, and Scandinavian countries.
Contact Aimee for on-farm consultation, hands-on assistance, or community workshops for the following topics:
Farm hosting for shearing and wool:
Are you a yarn shop, spinning or weaving group, or fiber artist that would like to learn about wool production on a small farm, attend a shearing day to purchase fleece, learn how to process raw wool, meet the animal that produces your purchased wool? We would love to help you learn what it is all about! We are happy to host group or individual visits to the farm to teach you about anything you want to know! We love helping people learn, and closing the gap between farmer and consumer. Please contact us with your interest, and to schedule a visit.
Aimee also does informational sessions for fiber artist groups throughout the year and around the country, with lots of wonderful photos and stories regarding wool production from around the world. Contact her to schedule a talk!
Farm Hosting for whole animal processing:
Overland Lamb hosts special request on-farm butchery dinners and workshops in conjunction with local world-wide award winning butchers and chefs specializing in meat! Some events available are: