March 7, 2008
March 7, 2008 -- The deadline to apply for the 2008 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School, sponsored by the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA), is May 1. The school will be held July 13-16, 2008, in Dixon, Calif., under the direction of Rob Rutherford, professor and sheep specialist at Cal Poly.
The school is a unique networking and learning experience for anyone involved in the sheep industry. Participants meet with industry leaders and experts to talk about the business of processing and selling lamb. In addition, there are site tours of range ewe, forage feeding, feedlot operations, a disease diagnostic lab and a commercial lamb processing plant.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2008. No fee is required. Only 25 participants, 20 years of age or older, will be selected. Once accepted, a registration fee of $100 is required. NLFA covers the onsite program costs, including food, lodging and tour related expenses. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Dixon, Calif.
For more information or to request an application, call NLFA at 503-364-5462 or visit www.nlfa-sheep.org