April 18, 2008
April 18, 2008 - The May 1 application deadline for 2008 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is almost here, but there is still time to apply. If you have ever thought about attending this unique sheep industry program, 2008 is the year to do it.
"This year's school is going to focus on how to stay in business in the difficult times and what is it going to take to be in business over the next 10 to 20 years," said Program Director Rob Rutherford, professor and sheep specialist at Cal Poly.
The 2008 Leadership School offers participants the opportunity to benefit from Dave Pratt's "Ranching for Profit" presentation, to talk with operators of a range ewe operation, forage feeding operation and a feedlot operation and to tour the Superior Farms processing plant from the kill floor to the fabrication room, in addition to other educational presentations and site tours.
The school will be held July 13-16, 2008, in Dixon, Calif. Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and must submit a written application by May 1. Forms are available online at www.nlfa-sheep.org or by calling (503) 364-5462.
Only 25 participants will be accepted. The National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) covers on-site program costs, including food, lodging and tour related expenses. Participants are required to pay a $100 registration fee and are responsible for their own travel to and from Dixon, Calif.
This year NLFA is pleased to acknowledge sponsorship support for the leadership school from the California Sheep Commission, California industry leaders, Bill Niman, Robert Hamilton, Superior Farms and the American Lamb Board.