2019 Convention

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-581-1000


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TUESDAY – JANUARY 22

8 a.m. – 5 p.m... American Goat Federation – Business Meeting

3 – 8 p.m......................................................... ASI Registration Open

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 23

6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.......................................... ASI Registration Open

9 a.m. – 3 p.m............................... Tour – Full-Day Industry Tour

8 a.m. – 5 p.m............................................... American Lamb Board

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.. American Goat Federation – Producer Seminar

Noon – 5 p.m.................................................... ASI Executive Board

5 – 7 p.m................................... Western Range Executive Session

5 – 7 p.m............................................ MIWW Executive Committee

6 – 10 p.m.................... National Lamb Feeders Executive Board

THURSDAY – JANUARY 24

7 a.m. – 5 p.m...................................... Western Range Association

7:30 – 11 a.m.................................. State Executives and Contacts

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.......................................... ASI Registration Open

8:30 – 10 a.m............................. Genetic Stakeholders Committee

8:30 – 11:30 a.m............. NLFA Annual Meeting/Feeder Forum

9 – 10:30 a.m................................. Food and Fiber Risk Managers

10 – 11:30 a.m....................................... Animal Health Committee

10 a.m. – 5 p.m................................................................ Vendor Fair

11:30 am – 1 p.m.... Wool Recognition Lunch (Ticketed Event)

12:30 – 3:30 p.m................. Crescent City Connection City Tour

1 – 3 p.m.......... National Sheep Improvement Program Open Forum

1 – 3 p.m. National Sheep Industry Improvement Center/Listening Session

1 - 3:30 p.m. Production, Education & Research Council/Policy Forum

1 – 3:30 p.m................ Legislative Action Council/Policy Forum

1:15 – 3:30 p.m..................................................... ASI Wool Council

3:45 – 5 p.m..................................................... ASI Opening Session

4 – 5:30 p.m. ............................................... MIWW State Directors

5:30 – 8 p.m.......................... Industry-Wide Welcome Reception

6 – 7 p.m........................................ MIWW Contestant Registration

7 – 9 p.m.......................... MIWW Contestants/Parents/Directors

7:30 – 9 p.m............................. ASI Women Executive Committee

8 – 9:30 p.m......................... Young Entrepreneurs Wool Session

FRIDAY – JANUARY 25

6 – 8:15 a.m................................. State Presidents with Breakfast

7 – 11:30 a.m............... Lamb Council (with ALB)/Policy Forum

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.................................. H-2A Legislative Committee

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.......................................... ASI Registration Open

8 – 9 a.m.................................................. MIWW Judges Orientation

8 –11 a.m.................. Wool Roundtable/ASI Wool Policy Forum

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m............................................................. Vendor Fair

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.......................................................... Shoe Shine Open

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Resource Management Council/Policy Forum

8:30 – 11:30 a.m..................................... ASI Women Membership

9 – 11:30 a.m................................................ Let’s Grow Committee

9 a.m. – Noon.................................... MIWW Construction Judging

9 a.m. – Noon........................................................ MIWW Workshop

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m........................ Industry Awards Luncheon

Noon – 1 p.m................................................... MIWW Judges Lunch

1 – 4 p.m...................................................... MIWW Fashion Judging

1 – 5 p.m....................................................................... MIWW Photos

1:30 – 4:15 p.m. ASI Board of Directors Informational Session

1:30 – 4:15 p.m.............................. Young Entrepreneurs Session

1:45 – 4:15 p.m.......................................... Mardi Gras World Tour

3 – 5 p.m................................................. ASI Women Silent Auction

5 – 6 p.m....................................................... Resolutions Committee

6 – 8 p.m.................................. RAMS PAC Reception and Auction

6:30 – 9 p.m........................................................... MIWW Rehearsal

7 – 9 p.m............................ MIWW State Directors Idea Exchange

SATURDAY – JANUARY 26

7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.......................................... ASI Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m............................... ASI Women’s Silent Auction

8 – 9 a.m................................................................ Regional Caucuses

8 – 9:30 a.m......................................... Sheep Heritage Foundation

8 a.m. – Noon........................................................ MIWW Workshop

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.............................. Young Entrepreneur Session

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m....................................... ASI Board of Directors

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m..................................................... Speaker Lunch

1 – 4:45 p.m.................................. World War Two Museum Tour

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.............. MIWW Fashion Show Dress Rehearsal

5 – 5:45 p.m........ ASI Women’s Reception and Benefit Auction

5 – 11 p.m..................................................... MIWW Winner Photos

6 – 9 p.m. MIWW Banquet and Fashion Show

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 3:45 - 5 pm Opening Session Featuring Alicia Rainwater



Speaker Bio can be found here.
  • Get a sneak peek of our awesome keynote speaker here.
  • What makes our upcoming speaker unique? Find out here.
  • How do you know where generations start and stop? Read the unexpected answer from our speaker's organization here.
  • Check out our upcoming speaker's organization in a feature article in the Washington Post. We are so excited for her to join us!
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12 pm Speaker Lunch Featuring Waddie Mitchell

Learn more about Waddie here.
Check out some of Waddie's recordings here.

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Groenewold Fur and Wool Co
Contact: Greg Groenewold
P.O. Box 663
Forreston, IL 61030
E-mail: greg@gfwco.com
Phone: 815-938-2381
Website: www.grwco.com

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Wolverine Packing Co.
Contact: Jim Banahoon
2535 Rivard
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-7500

INDUSTRY SUPPORTER LEVEL TWO

American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society
Contact: Doug Gillespie
PO Box 259
Hallsville, MO 65255-0259
E-mail: adsbsoffice@centurytel.net
Phone: 573-696-2550
Website: www.dorper.org


Anderson Sheep Co Inc.
Contact: Reed Anderson
36866 Hwy 228
Brownsville, OR 97327
E-mail: andersonranches@hotmail.com
Phone: 541-954-8145
Website: http://www.oregonlamb.com/

Catelli Brothers Inc
Contact: Tony Catelli
50 Ferry Ave
Collinswood, NJ 08108
E-mail: acatelli@catellibrothers.com
Phone: 856-869-9293 Ext. 225
Website: https://catellibrothers.com/

Industry Supporter Level One

Berry & Sons Islamic Slaughterhouse, Inc.
Contact: Tom Rababeh
2496 Orleans St
Detroit, MI 48207
E-mail: berryandsonsish@hotmail.com
Phone: 313-259-6925
Website: http://berryandsonshalalmeat.com/

Continental Dorset Club, Inc.
Contact: Debra Hopkins, Exec. Sec/Treas.
PO Box 506
North Scitvate, RI 02857
E-mail: cdcdorset@cox.net
Phone: 401-647-4676
Website: https://dorsets.homestead.com/

Colorado Serum Company
Contact: Joe Huff
4950 York St
Denver, CO 80216
E-mail: colorado-serum@colorado-serum.com
Phone: 303-295-7527
Website: www.colorado-serum.com/contact.html

Sydell Inc
Contact: John Lynch
46935 SD Hwy 50
Burbank, SD 57010
E-mail: sydell@sydell.com
Phone: 800-842-1369
Website: https://sydell.com/