May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008 - The American Wool Council, charged with implementing the wool promotion activities made possible by the American Wool Trust Foundation, has scheduled its annual budget meeting for July 10 in Denver, Colo.
Through programs such as quality improvement, market and product development and communications the objective of this 14-member council is to assist U.S. wool producers in improving the quality of wool produced in the United States and to assist in the development and promotion of the wool market.
The wool council will finalize the 2008-2009 budgetary recommendations from international market development and technology transfer to quality assurance and producer publications. The American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) board of directors will vote by mail on budget approval in late August.
The ASI executive board also meets that week, July 11-12, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to review wool programs and the unrestricted fund budget, which includes membership dues for the legislative program as well as membership fundraisers and expenses. Other agenda items for the executive board's July meeting include council and committee mid-year activity reports, legislative action and preparation for the 2009 American Lamb Board referendum.
"This budgetary process assures that there is plenty of input from the industry in regard to program priorities for the next fiscal year," commented Peter Orwick, executive director for ASI.