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Denver, Colo. - Jan. 30, 2009 - Glen Fisher of Sonora, Texas, was elected president of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) at the 2009 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 24, 2009.
Fisher is the major partner and manager of Askew-Fisher Ranch, located on 18,000 acres of land in Sutton County, Texas. He runs approximately 1,800 head of sheep and 400 cows, as well as offers a hunting enterprise on his ranch.
Before being elected to the office of president, Fisher served as vice president and secretary/treasurer of the organization. He has served on the ASI Executive Board and is a past chairman of the American Wool Council. In addition to ASI, he has served as past president of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association, past director of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and past director of the Texas Polled Hereford Association. Fisher managed the Sonora Wool and Mohair Co. for 16 years and has also been involved in numerous civic and local organizations. Most recently, Fisher served as chair of the ASI Goat Committee.
Fisher is married to wife, Linda, and has two children, daughter Tammy, and son David.
Commenting on his election to the office, Fisher says, "I am proud to represent the sheep industry in this capacity. It became evident during the convention that the industry has an abundance of new legislative and regulatory policy to implement plus the federal administration and the U.S. Congress have many new members to meet. This will be an exciting year."
Other officers elected to the ASI Executive Board at the convention were Margaret Soulen Hinson of Weiser, Idaho, to the office of vice president and Clint Krebs of Ione, Ore., to the office of secretary/treasurer.
ASI is a national trade organization supported by 45 state sheep associations, benefiting the interests of more than 70,500 sheep producers.