Thank you Volunteers at the ISIA Foodstand at the Iowa State Fair
Funds Available for Mentors
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has made $1000 in funding available to the Iowa Sheep Industry Association (ISIA) for mentoring new or inexperienced producers throughout the coming year. If you are interested in being a mentor please submit your plans, along with a dollar amount, that would: encourage and support new or inexperienced sheep producers, help them enter and/or expand their operation or help in ways that can increase their production efficiencies.
The mentor funding could be used for the development of a mentor team to work with new producers in a group or one-on-one setting. ASI will provide a tool kit and a catalog of sheep management courses to each mentor and an opportunity to join in webinars with industry leaders to support successful mentorship.
As required by ASI, all recipients will need to provide documentation of actual expenses and evidence of funding used for actual proposal. Expenses will be reimbursed when documentation is provided to ISIA detailing how funds have been used. A short report will also be required on the activities associated with the proposal. The report may also be published in the Lamb & Wool newsletter, a publication of the Iowa Sheep Industry Association.
Requests may be submitted by mail to: Iowa Sheep Industry Association, 2481 W. 84th St. N., Colfax, IA 50054 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline September 1, 2015.
Sheep Numbers in Iowa
From the 1-30-15 NASS Web site http://www.nass.usda.gov
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!
Click on logos to visit these websites. You will find recipes, tips on preparing lamb and learn about American Lamb and the folks who produce it
September 11-13, 2015: Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival: http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/
Sept. 12-13, 2015 Honey Creek Classic Stockdog Trials Honey Creek Farm, Muncie Indiana AM/PM Trials - Sheep, Cattle, Ducks http://www.hwasc.org/Events.html
Sept 12-13, 2015 AKC Herding Tests/Trials sponsored by Great River Stockdog Club. COURSE A & B SHEEP ALL LEVELS HERDING TESTS & PRE-TRIAL TESTS (SHEEP) COURSES A & B DUCKS ALL LEVELS
Seaman Farm, 25087 Morgan Ave., Chisago, MN FMI: http://grsc.webs.com/
September 15, 2015 Open Class Sheep Show: Clay County Fair Spencer, IA http://claycountyfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2015-Sheep.pdf
September 18th – 20th, 2015 The 23rd annual North Country Fiber Fair will be held on at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown, SD. https://northcountryfiberfair.org/
September 22: Dietary Supplements: A Necessity or Folly? This webinar will look more closely at forages in determining if they can meet essential nutrient requirements of sheep at different productive stages. This webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let's Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/125169872000771074.
September 30, 2015: Deadline for applications for Farm Bureau for the Intensive Market Study Tour of South Africa in March 2016. The event includes a visit to the wheat, canola and sheep farm of Thys Roux, home to 3,000 sheep. Click here for information
October 4, 2015: The 2015 Harvest Spoon Tour, includes a visit to a sheep dairy in SW Iowa https://sites.google.com/site/harvestspoontour/
Nov. 5-7, 2015: 21st Dairy Sheep Association of North America (DSANA) Symposium to be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus www.dsana.org
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