California Wool Growers Association: Unifying the Voice of the Sheep Industry Since 1860

On September 24, 1860, a group of forward thinking people came together to sell their wool. Access to the Boston wool market was the most pressing issue facing producers at that time. To solve this problem, these producers procured a ship and took their wool “around the horn” to the wool markets in Boston. While they were on the east coast they witnessed the beginning of the Civil war.

Today’s members include a wide range of ranchers, farm flock producers, feeders, 4-H and FFA students, supportive businesses and other interested individuals. As the CWGA continues to address producers’ most pressing concerns, you too can share this rich heritage and learn valuable skills to improve your operation


Our Mission

The mission of the California Wool Growers Association is to be the voice of the California Sheep Industry at the local, regional, state, and national level. The Association will provide service to its members through effective communication that ensures the long-term prosperity of the industry and promotes economically viable and environmentally sound production practices.


News and Information Update


Targeted Grazing Online Workshops 2014-Starting April 17,2014


2014 CWGA Convention is scheduled for August 22-23, 2014. Please save the date and watch for more details.


CWGA is on FACEBOOK check it out!!!

2013 California Wool Growers Scholarship

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to enrolled students in academic programs, related to the California sheep industry. This support may be used to offset normal academic fees or to help offset costs of senior projects and/or research efforts.
Application Deadline: June 1
Scholarship Award: $500
Eligibility: Must be enrolled at a California State University or the University of California and have completed at least one year of academic studies in Animal Science, Range Management, or Veterinary Medicine.
2013 Scholarship Application

Guard Dog Signs are now Available.Click on Targeted Grazing/Links

Guard Dog Signs are now available in Spanish