March 12, 2004
March 12, 2004 -- Glen Fisher, Texas, chairman of the American Sheep Industry Association?s Wool Council, held his first meeting of the newly appointed council this week via teleconference.
After much discussion, the council approved the purchase of a used Foss NIRSystem. ?This infra-red system is utilized to determine wool yields, providing cost-savings and efficiencies?in?testing methods for all?U.S. wool,? stated Fisher.
Selection of members to the various wool boards and task forces was a priority. Appointments are as follows:
- Wool Foundation: As designated by the Foundation bylaws, the Board of Directors is comprised of all the members of the Wool Council. The elected officers are: Chairman Glen Fisher, Texas; Vice Chairman John Helle, Montana; President David Kincaid, New Mexico; Vice President Ruth Parker, California; and Secretary-Treasurer Don Van Nostran, Ohio.
- Wool Trust Fund Task Force: Clark Willis, Utah, was appointed to fill the single vacancy on this task force. He joins Tom Colyer, Massachusetts; Glen Fisher, Texas; Paul Frischknecht, Utah; and Don Van Nostran, Ohio.
- Shearing Task Force: Re-appointed as chairman to this task force is Jim Bristol, Michigan.
- Wool Roundtable. Mike Corn, New Mexico, and Dan Gutzman, Oregon, were re-appointed as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Wool Roundtable.
The next meeting of the Wool Council will be on July 8-11, 2004, in Denver, Colo., at which time the council will prepare the Wool Trust budget for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
Staff contact: Rita Kourlis Samuelson, ext. 29