Thank you, Dr. Huber.

Dr. Thomas Lee Huber, 85, died Thursday, February 4, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mona Turner Huber, and many nieces and nephews.

Tom was born in Brownstown, Indiana, where he earned a basketball scholarship to Purdue University. He earned his Masters degree from Kansas State University and later received his Doctorate from the University of Kentucky in animal nutrition and a minor in biochemistry. Tom received a post Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Animal Science, where he later taught in their veterinary school for two years.

In his early career, Tom taught school in Freetown, Indiana. While in school in Kentucky, he met his wife Mona and they were married in 1962. After their marriage, Tom accepted a position in the University of Georgia Veterinary School where he taught for 31 years, and was a graduate coordinator in the Vet School for several years. While at UGA he received the Vet. Schools highest honor, Norden Distinguished Teaching award and received the Block and Bridle Producer of the Year award. A scholarship was created in his name, the Thomas L. Huber Nestle Purina Scholarship. He was a member of AGHON, and Phi Zeta. Tom had many wonderful graduate students who  went on to great careers.

Tom had a sheep farm which he adored, where he raised Hampshire sheep that he and his wife showed for over 30 years throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Tom served as executive secretary of the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers for many years. He was a board member of the American Hampshire Sheep Association for 18 years, and served as their president for two years, during their Centennial. Tom was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church for almost 50 years and served as an usher for much of that time.


In 2019, Drs Tom Huber and Randy Clayton were elected as Directors Emeritus for the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association.  A scholarship fund has been set up to honor these two men who have been such positive role models for sheep and shepherds in Georgia. 

Donations can be made by check made out to UGA Foundation, attention Brittany Rider, 1 Press Place, Athens, GA 30602.

https://gail.uga.edu/commit?search=75914003

Mark in the memo section scholarship 75914003.





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Shearing 2021



PHOTO: Al Potter from Merciful Hearts Farm shearing a Jacob sheep 

Shearing season is in full swing in the Southeast. While some shear in the fall, many Georgia producers shear late winter - early summer.

Years ago, Dr. Tom Huber helped coordinate shearing schedules between Georgia Sheep members and Australian shearers. After the Aussies retired, Dr. Huber still helped coordinate schedules. However, GPS, cell phones and more members scheduling their own shearing reduced the need for that type of coordination.

Please note - many shearers book months in advance, so be patient and persistent. Telephone calls are unlikely to be answered;  text messages, messages to websites and Facebook pages are. 

The Georgia Sheep Association includes these highly skilled sheep shearers. Contact them directly to schedule a shearing appointment:  


Al Potter  at Merciful Hearts Farm / Shearing

https://mercifulheartsfarm.com/

(864) 979-6321

https://www.facebook.com/Merciful-Hearts-Farm-Shearing-124374444906796/

Rosemarie Szostak at Shearing

http://www.oakhillfarmga.net/

(404) 476-5634


Nicole Taylor at Spirit Fiber Works

https://www.spiritfiberworks.com/

(706) 865-1969


Click here for other shearers who are known to be skilled and reliable:

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Tis the season!

Lambing season, that is. 

Windy Hill Farm has some good-looking lambs and good-looking help! 

Lambing season is exciting, terrifying,  tiring and wonderful. We are sharing lambing articles here and on our Facebook Page.  We welcome your lambing photos. too.

Email pictures to: mailto:georgiasheep@gmail.com 



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