AlpacaGram 9.46 | Become a Certified Sorter and Grader

AOA National Education And Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 9.46June 22, 2022

Become a Certified Sorter & Grader

Led by fiber expert Wini Labrecque.

SGC is pleased to offer their SUNY BASIC one day Certification Course in person at the AOA National Education and Fiber Conference (NEFC) in Burlington, Kentucky, on Sunday, July 17. Cost of this live BASIC course is $180. Registration is separate from NEFC registration.

The goal of the Basic Course is to have natural fiber producers gain the knowledge to return to their farm and organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting, and sorting are the building blocks for the course. Included is information on yarn production to familiarize the students with processing at artisan mills. Participants will leave with the tools they need to get their fiber out of storage and separated so they can maximize yield and minimize cost at their mill. In addition, it will prepare them with the background knowledge necessary to continue into the Advanced Course and if desired the Apprenticeship Program. Students will be provided a workbook and tested Grade 3 calibration fiber sample for their reference.

Come in for just a day and attend this certification course for $180 or spend the weekend with us and purchase a weekend pass for an additional $249. All weekend seminars will be available virtually, on demand, following the conference to weekend pass holders.

Register for SUNY BASIC Certification Course
  • Please note SUNY requires for any off campus LIVE classes that all students be vaccinated or submit a waiver of vaccination form.
  • Students/Attendees participating in face to face courses, will have to meet both SUNY system-wide guidelines as well as our campus guidelines, including:
    • Adhere to our social distancing and face covering policy Wear masks at all times while in the classroom/lab area, and anywhere else indoors.
    • Provide proof of a completed vaccination series or apply for and receive an exemption from vaccination. If you are requesting to apply for an exemption, please contact Deb Pernat,
    • If a vaccination exemption is granted to a student, they must submit a negative COVID test from the same week that they will be attending our training.
Register for NEFC

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