The Chuck Dallas Memorial Wool Handling School is the first educational program in a yearlong series that culminates with a Montana Wool Handling and Leadership Certificate. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. The workshop is limited to 20 people, with some spots reserved for active Montana wool pool members.

Participants must be active wool producers or involved in the industry; have the time and financial resources to travel to other states; be committed to sharing their experiences with other producers; and act as an advocate for the wool industry. 

  • Participants should be willing to commit their time and use their own financial resources to:
  • Commit to a yearlong educational program
  • Tour Montana wool mills in the summer
  • Tour a Wyoming wool mill
  • Attend the Montana Ram and Ewe Sale
  • Work wool for at least one other producer
  • Spend 10 days touring Texas in January
  • Provide a reference who can attest to applicant's knowledge of and desire to work in the wool industry (county agent, sheep producer, sheep specialist, shearer, etc.)

About Chuck Dallas

Chuck Dallas (MSU '77) of Wilsall, left an indelible mark on Montana's wool industry. The son-in-law of Jim CArr, a crew boss who sheared the MSU flock for many years, Chuck was an ASI Certified Classer who worked wool across Montana and the Pacific Northwest for 35 years. He was also an active leader in the industry as a member of the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association, Montana Wool Growers Association and the American Wool Council. 

Funds donated in his honor by Cindy Dallas and other family and friends, support the wool handling school