October 15, 2003
Know A Sheep Producer Who Is ? Outstanding in His Field?
Oct. 2003 -- Send in his or her name for the American Sheep Industry Awards
McClure Silver Ram Award:
The McClure Silver Ram Award 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 award may recognize a lifetime of achievement or may recognize noteworthy shorter-term commitment and service to the industry. Nominees should be recognized as industry leaders with nominations spelling out the candidates? contributions to the industry and its producers. Producers should be actively involved in sheep production, and may or may not produce sheep as their sole income. However, their nominations should not be based in any part on a paid position serving the sheep industry. This award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service.
The Camptender Award recognizes industry contributions from a professional in a position or field related to sheep production. Nominees should show a strong commitment to the sheep industry and significant contributions to the industry, its organizations and its producers above and beyond that called for in his/her professional capacity. Nominees should be respected and noted in their respective fields by their peers and by sheep producers. Nominees may be involved with the industry as teachers, scientists, youth leaders, promoters, event managers, journalists or any other position directly related to the sheep industry, enabling the nominee to affect the sheep industry in a positive and long-lasting way. Nominees may be recognized for lifetime service to the sheep industry or may be recognized for a shorter-term commitment that resulted in significant benefits for the sheep industry.
Flock Guardian Award:
The Flock Guardian Award recognizes outstanding management of resources to enhance flock management. The award may be given to a producer or industry professional who works directly with producers and who has adopted innovative management techniques with positive benefits in the areas of predator control, grazing or water management. Nominees should exhibit dedication to resource management and a commitment to teaching sheep producer?s new techniques of management to preserve resources or improve flock management through these methods. Nominees may be paid professionals (i.e. predator control professionals, extension personnel, scientists) or may be producers actively involved in pursuing effective and practical new methods.
Shepherd?s Voice Award for Print Media:
The Shepherd?s Voice Award recognizes outstanding year-long print coverage of the sheep industry for media not directly related to the sheep industry. The award excludes all publications related solely to the sheep industry, recognizing publications with general coverage for excellence in covering sheep industry issues. Nominees may be either publications or specific reporters exhibiting a strong commitment to balanced reporting and consistent coverage of the sheep industry locally, statewide and/or nationally.
Shepherd?s Voice Award for Broadcast Media:
The Shepherd?s Voice Award recognizes outstanding year-long broadcast coverage of the sheep industry. Both television and radio are included in this category. Nominations should not be based on any work done specifically under contract to the sheep industry, although nominees under contract may be recognized for their work unrelated to contract agreements. Nominees may be either stations, networks or specific reporters exhibiting a strong commitment to balanced reporting and consistent coverage of the sheep industry locally, statewide and/or nationally.
Environmental Stewardship Award:
The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes individuals actively involved in sheep production who have shown as extraordinary commitment to caring for natural resources and thereby enhancing the environment. The award may recognize up to one candidate for each of the eight regions. Only one of these individuals shall be selected to be honored at the ASI Convention.
Nominations must be received at the ASI office by Nov. 15, 2003.
(Please note that past award recipients may not be renominated.)
Awards will be presented at the American Sheep Industry
Convention January 21-24, 2004 in Sacramento, California.
To receive a nomination application, write or call the American Sheep Industry Association; 6911 S. Yosemite St.; Centennial, CO 80112-1414; (303) 771-3500.