September 26, 2008
September 26, 2008 - The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) would like to recognize active sheep research programs from across the United States. Sheep research efforts from the following disciplines will be selected: genetics, nutrition, physiology, pasture/range management, meat science, production and management, animal health/disease and wool.
Inclusion of research efforts in this new program will provide an opportunity to communicate pertinent scientific findings to sheep producers and industry leaders at the 2009 ASI Convention in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 22, 2009.
The process requires submission of a research program synopsis, which must include a background, purpose statement, summary of findings, conclusions and applications. Data collected from multiple studies within a single research program should be included. The authors' ability to justify why their research efforts are important to a diverse audience of sheep industry leaders, producers and educators will be critical in the selection process.
The program synopsis should be no longer than 5,000 characters (with spaces). This does not include tables, figures, titles, authors and institutions. Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 31, 2008, and should be e-mailed to Justin.Luther@ndsu.edu. Authors will be notified of their selection prior to Nov. 14.
Up to two program synopses will be selected from each discipline for oral presentation and the presenting author will be awarded a $300 travel stipend to attend the 2009 convention.
Complete details are available from the Home Page at www.sheepusa.org