Weekly Fun Fact About Denver / Details of the ASI Convention
January 13, 2017

The iconic Blue Mustang sculpture near the main road into Denver International Airport is officially known as Blue Mustang, but Denverites call it Blucifer. It's rumored to be cursed. The sculptor, Luis Jimenez, died in a freak accident while creating it when a piece of the 9,000 pound sculpture fell on his leg and severed an artery.

Convention Speakers: Featured speakers at the 2017 ASI Convention include Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Meg Oeller, Ph.D. and David Specht.

Keynoting the opening session of the convention, Grandin's unique relationship with livestock has made her a world renowned designer of livestock handling facilities as well as a specialist in animal welfare. The opening session is schedules for 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Oeller will be making relevant and timely announcements in relation to the veterinary feed directive as it relates to the sheep industry during the ASI Board of Director's meeting on Friday afternoon, Jan. 27. Practical examples will be a take-away from this presentation.

Specht, author of The Family Business Whisperer and The Farm Whisperer, works with many in agriculture to transition the family business on to the next generation. He brings enlightenment and understanding to this complex topic.

Many other speakers will be presenting during the three days of business meetings. Meeting agendas are available for review at www.sheepusa.org/About_Events_Convention_Agendas.