February 4, 2005
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February 3, 2005
TEXAS SHEEP PRODUCER ELECTED
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DENVER, Colo. ? Glen Fisher of Sonora, Texas, was elected secretary/treasurer of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) at the 2005 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association convention in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 29, 2005.
Fisher manages Askew-Fisher Ranch, located on 18,000 acres of land in west Texas. He runs approximately 1,800 Rambouillet ewes bred mainly to Suffolk bucks. In addition to sheep, he raises 400 cows including 250 registered Angus and Polled Hereford cattle.
Before being elected to the office of secretary/treasurer, Fisher served the past three years on the ASI Executive Board and as Chairman of the American Wool Council. In addition to ASI, he has served as president of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers? Association, director of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and director of the Texas Polled Hereford Association. Fisher managed the Sonora Wool and Mohair Company for 16 years and has also been involved in numerous civic and local organizations.
Commenting on his election to the office, Fisher says, ?I am proud to be involved with a great organization such as ASI, and am honored to be elected to the office of secretary/treasure. ASI?s leaders and staff are excellent and I will work to represent every sheep producer in the United States.?
Other officers elected to the ASI Executive Board at the convention were Paul Frischknecht of Manti, Utah, to the office of president and Burdell Johnson of Tuttle, N.D., to the office of vice president.
ASI is a national organization supported by 42 state sheep associations, benefiting the interests of nearly 67,000 sheep producers.