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Animal Health Management Class Visits Wooly Creek Farm

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Several Surry Community College students in James Quick’s Animal Health Management (ANS 150) class took a field trip recently to Wooly Creek Farm in State Road.

“Today we learned about the lambing process (lambs being born) and was able to get in with the sheep and catch some lambs,” said James Quick, SCC’s Lead Instructor of Applied Animal Science.

Participating students included Leia Johnson, Magen Thompson and Jordan Martin of Mount Airy; Mason Swaim and Jake Roberts of Jonesville; and Kennedy-Grace “KG” White of Boonville.

Wooly Creek Farm visit 2: two males, front one holding lamb, inside barn
Mason Swaim and Jake Roberts take turns holding a lamb.

Wooly Creek Farm is owned by Alex and Michael Everhart. The farm offers a variety of market lambs and starter flocks, as well as provides direct sales of lamb meat and mutton. They are located at 257 Zephyr Mountain Park Road, State Road.

Surry Community College offers Applied Animal Science Technology as a certificate and diploma. The Applied Animal Science Technology certificate requires 18-credit hours that teaches students how to select, breed, care for, process, and market livestock and small farm animals. The certificate program consists of six classes, three offered in the fall and three offered in the spring.

female holding lamb inside barn
Kennedy-Grace “KG” White has a turn learning to handle a lamb.

The diploma requires 39-credit hours. “Its curriculum includes a Principles of Management course and a Farm Maintenance course where the students learn to fix and maintain a farm. Along with an additional animal production course, Swine Production,” explains Quick.

Both program options are available on the college's Dobson campus.

High school juniors and seniors can take advantage of the certificate program, tuition free, through the Career & College Promise dual enrollment program, which is available to those attending public, private and homeschools.

two females holding lambs, outside in field
Jordan Martin and Magen Thompson practice holding lambs during their visit to Wooly Creek Farm.

For help with college application, financial aid, or class registration, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or studentservices@surry.edu. If you have detailed questions about the program, reach out to James Quick at (336) 386-3295 or quickj@surry.edu.

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