Deadline for Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
Feb. 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ron Cole, Leadership School Coordinator (970) 339-9044
Apply Now for 2009 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry
Leadership School in Colorado
The annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School, sponsored
by the National Lamb Feeders Association will be held in Greeley, CO, June 28 to
July 1, 2009. Applications for the 2009 school must be submitted by May 1, 2009.
The 2009 Leadership School program will be under the direction of Ron
Cole, formerly with USDA's Livestock and Grain Market News and now an
industry consultant. "The 2009 program will focus on the sheep feeding industry
in Colorado, which is the most concentrated lamb feeding area in the United
States," said Cole. "Tour sites will include several lamb feedlot management
systems, slaughter and processing facilities, an ethanol production plant with corn
by-products utilized in the sheep industry, plus the Colorado State University
The Leadership School program would benefit anyone involved with a
sheep-related business, whether as a producer, feeder, or a processor of sheep
products. The primary objective is to give participants an in-depth look at how
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the industry functions and a better understanding of what kind of opportunities
exist for improving their own operation and moving it forward into the future.
Speakers for 2009 will include industry leaders and resource personnel
from direct marketing to international marketing of both lamb and wool. In
addition, each participant will have the opportunity to work through a computer
generated risk management plan on an individual and group basis.
Interested sheep men and women with any level of experience may apply
by completing a brief application and submitting a short essay explaining their
background in the sheep industry and what they would like to learn. The selection
committee will review the essays and select a class of 25 participants, ages 20 or
older to attend. Special attention is given to those individuals with long-range
plans for remaining in the sheep industry.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2009 and no fee is required until
after the applicant is selected
to submit a $200 registration fee to secure their placement. NLFA covers the other
program costs, including food, lodging and tour-related expenses. Participants are
responsible for their own travel to and from Greeley, Colorado.
To request an application, contact the NLFA office (503) 364-5462 or
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