To Join: Click on “Join” and contact Dawn Richardson, Treasurer. Membership includes listing your farm, your products, your photos, and your website on the FCSB website. The FCSB website is linked to following other websites:
Dawn Richardson, Treasurer
Frederick County Sheep Breeders
2710A Monument Road
Myersville, MD 21773
- Frederick County Virtual Farmers Market:
- Local Harvest Website:
- Maryland’s Best Website:
- Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival:
- Rural Ads:
- Sheep & Goat Update:
- United Suffolk Sheep Association:
- Maryland Agriculture.Info Website (temporarily down)
Membership is open to everyone! You don’t have to live in Frederick County. Now have members from 6 Maryland counties, and a few members from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Dues are $25.00 per year — includes your farm being listed in the printed FCSB Directory.
Members have all sizes of flocks, knowledge, and experience — from a few sheep to about 150 ewes, from just beginning to members with 25+ years experience. Membership provides a way for a new shepherd to learn health care, the lambing process, ewe management, pasture development, feed rations, minerals and nutrition, producing high quality fleeces, and marketing techniques from others — and for all members to share their knowledge and experiences with each other.
The FCSB provides Beginning and Advanced Shearing School scholarships. FCSB fund will pay the registration cost through the Pete Creamer Memorial Shearing Scholarship Fund, established by Sylvia Creamer. Contact Ellen Nicodemus, FCSB, to apply.
Yahoo Chat Group: Fellow shepherds who raise sheep, lambs and goats. If interested in the FCSB Chat Group, contact Robert Smyth (Sweetwater Farm) — click on the “Members” page, scroll down to Sweetwater Farm, and Robert Smyth’s e-mail and phone number are listed.