ASI Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards
September 23, 2016

Once again, it's time for the sheep industry to recognize the contributions of those who have made a positive impact on the industry. Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime? Nominate that individual for one of the American Sheep Industry Association's annual awards. There are four award categories available for nomination:

The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.

The Camptender Award recognizes industry contributions from a professional in a position or field related to sheep production.

The Distinguished Producer Award was launched in 2014 to recognize the 150th anniversary of the national organization and is a way to recognize an individual who has had a significant long-term impact on the industry, including involvement with the National Wool Growers Association or American Sheep Producers Council, the predecessor organizations to ASI.

The Shepherd's Voice Award for Media recognizes outstanding year-long coverage of the sheep industry by either print or broadcast outlets.

Nominations must be postmarked by Nov. 14 with awards being presented at the ASI Convention, Jan. 25-28, 2017, in Denver.

Additional information, as well as the nomination form, is available on ASI's web page,, by clicking on 2017 Awards Program on the home page.