Register to Participate in USSES Virtual Listening Sessions
August 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has announced two virtual listening sessions on the research activities conducted at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) in Dubois, Idaho.

"The sheep research that is conducted at the Dubois station is the only site within the United State where certain questions concerning the management of wildlife, rangeland and sheep can be addressed," emphasized Clint Krebs, American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) president. "It is essential that sheep producers across the country join in these listening sessions to express the importance of this research facility to the sheep industry."

The listening sessions will take place virtually; however, pre-registration is required to participate.

Preregistration for the 2 p.m. EDT session on Wednesday, Aug. 6, is available at Once registered, a confirmation page will display dial-in numbers and a unique PIN. Participants will also receive an email confirmation containing this information.

Registration for the second session, 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 7, can be completed at

These sessions are being made available to provide all interested parties with the opportunity to express their support, concerns or opinions on the research activities at USSES. ARS plans to consider stakeholder input received from these meetings as well as other written comments and stakeholder input in developing an appropriate course of action for the sheep station.

Written comments may be submitted to ARS from now until the close of business on Thursday, Aug. 14.

Complete instructions are available from the ASI home page at