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 June 1, 2015.
New in 2015
The Iowa Sheep Industry Association Youth Scholarship
This is a one-time $500.00 scholarship awarded to high school seniors, or to students presently enrolled in a two or four-year College. Scholarship award is based on individual scholastic performances, leadership, citizenship experiences and sheep related activities.
Click Here to download scholarship information and application
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
April 11, 2015 9:00 AM-1:00 PM:Animal Learning Day, ISU Hansen Learning Center: Taste of Iowa in the Atrium. Visit Barb Clawson at the lamb tasting table.
April 11, 2015 19th Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair Cedarville, IL 61013 (815) 541-0897 http://scfaf.webs.com/
April 15, ISIA Scholarship Application Deadline: click here for application
April 23-25. 2015 Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair, Rapid City, SD
April 25, 2015 Wisconsin Southdown Association 5th Annual Stars Sale, Arlington, WI http://www.wisconsinsouthdowns.com/
May 2-3, 2015 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: http://sheepandwool.org/2015-maryland-sheep-wool-festival-2/
May 1, 2015: Let's Grow: Deadline for applications for funding:The application is available from the homepage of www.sheepusa.org. Questions about the program can be directed to Alan Culham, Grow Our Flock coordinator, at email@example.com or 517-896-7378.
May 15-17 2015: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival, St. Elmo, MN http://shepherdsharvestfestival.org/
May 16-17, 2015 The 21st Annual Door County Shepherds' Market, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 http://www.dcshepherdsmarket.com/
June 1, 2015 Deadline for applications to ISIA Fund for Mentors
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
JUNE 13&14, 2015 IOWA SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL: http://iowasheepandwoolfestival.com/festival-happenings.html
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