Iowa Sheep Industry Association

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2021 Annual Meeting

All current members of the Iowa Sheep Industry Association are invited to attend the ISIA Annual Meeting which will be held on Friday, July 30 at 7:00 pm in the 4H Building at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

If you are attending virtually, preregistration is required. If you are attending in person, preregistration is not required.
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100 Pounds of Frozen Lamb to Iowa Food Bank

Iowa Sheep Industry Association, a 2019 partner in hunger relief with the Food Bank of Iowa.  Working yearly with the Food Bank of Iowa to help fight hunger locally. 

Duane & Pat Sprouse of Keota, IA donate 100 pounds of frozen lamb to the Iowa Food Bank October 11, 2018 on behalf of the ISIA. This meat will be distributed to hungry Iowa families this fall. Any member wishing to donate to a local food bank is encouraged. If you need assistance finding a food bank, please contact Laura at

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Iowa Sheep Industry Association Scholarship

This is a one-time $500.00 scholarship awarded to high school seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college. Applicants must have involvement in and a passion for the sheep industry.

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Iowa Sheep Continual Learning Opportunities

The Iowa Sheep Industry Association (ISIA) wants to help you learn about commercial sheep production! Through funding from the Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, the ISIA provides scholarships for new and existing sheep producers to pay for sheep related field days, classes, webinars, etc. in 2021.

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Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival

Hello All! There have been some big life changes within the festival planning group. Really good changes, but they leave us with some gaps and fewer hands on deck. The 2019 Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival will have been the 15th & Final Festival. We have cancelled 2020!

We want to thank all of you for your friendship and participation over the years! You have helped us make great memories. All received vendor fees for 2020 went out in the mail in December and we have done our best to contact all interested parties personally.

Throughout the next year, we wish you peace and great adventure in all that you do!

— Regina Frahm, Sarah Jane Humke, Grace Tully, Christian Davies, Melissa Wubben, Jean Gross & Ellen Sakornbut and all of the other tremendous volunteers of the IS&WF!