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.
Sheep Numbers in Iowa
From the 1-30-15 NASS Web site http://www.nass.usda.gov
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!
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May 30-31, 2015: Driftless Area Fibre Arts Faire, Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, 18 Shakerag St.Mineral Point, Wisconsin www.delapear.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: email@example.com
June 1, 2015 Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship: Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb and wool through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or PhD) student who is attending a school in the United States. http://www.sheepusa.org/About_Events_Scholarship
June 3, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 am :Beginning Farmer Workshop at Muscatine Community College: Questions: call Paul Martin at 563-288-6019,
June 6-7, 2015: Esther’s Place Spring Farm Days Open House
Big Rock, Illinois www.esthersplacefibers.com
June 6, 2015: MidwestJunior Preview Show, Sedalia, MO http://www.midwestjuniorpreviewshow.com/
JUNE 13&14, 2015 IOWA SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL:
Jasper County Fairgrounds, Colfax, Iowa
June 22-27, 2015 Midwest Stud Ram Sale, Sedalia MO http://www.midwestsale.com/
June 27, 2015 Intensive Parasite Management and Grazing and Pasture Management for sheep and goat producers. Focus of the program will be use of the FAMACHA score card for assessing internal parasitism in sheep and goats. to register: Contact Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension Office, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608-930-9850, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://iowa.uwex.edu/)
July 6-11, 2015 2015 National Rambouillet Show & Sale Pipestone, Minnesota.
Robbie Eckhoff, American Rambouillet Sheep Breeders Association
July 25: Center of the Nation NSIP Sale : contact:Dan Morrical: (515) 294-2904
or Conover Auction Services: (641) 227-3537
August 13-23: Iowa State Fair :www.iowastatefair.org
August 15-16: Michigan Fiber www.michiganfiberfestival.info
September 11-13, 2015: Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival: http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/
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