The annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School, sponsored by the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA), will be held in Greeley, Colo., June 28 to July 1, 2009. Applications for the 2009 school must be submitted by May 1, 2009.
"The 2009 program will focus on the sheep feeding industry in Colorado, which is the most concentrated lamb feeding area in the United States," said Ron Cole, this year's program director. "Tour sites will include several lamb feedlot management systems, slaughter and processing facilities, an ethanol production plant with corn by-products utilized in the sheep industry plus the Colorado State University livestock facilities."
The primary objective of the school is to give participants an in-depth look at how the industry functions and a better understanding of what kind of opportunities exist for improving their own operation and moving it into the future.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2009. Only 25 participants, 20 years of age or older, will be selected. Applicants will be notified by mid-May and asked to submit a $200 registration fee. NLFA covers the onsite program costs, including food, lodging and tour-related expenses. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Greeley, Colo.
To request an application, contact the NLFA office at 503-364-5462, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nlfa-sheep.org.