Given the recent domestic and global economic crisis, the 2009 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School offers sheep producers the opportunity to manage risk in their own operations using a computer-assisted program. However, the Risk Management for Sheep Production presentation is only one portion of this year's school to be held June 28 to July 1, 2009, in Greeley, Colo.
According to leadership school coordinator, Ron Cole, participants will be able to share ideas in problem-solving situations relevant to current sheep industry issues, i.e. production, marketing, feeding of by-products and meat processing, in addition to benefiting from industry wide contacts in all phases of the sheep industry.
The school will also feature tours of several lamb feedlot management systems, slaughter and processing facilities and an ethanol production plant with corn by-products utilized by the sheep industry.
Only 25 participants will be accepted to attend. Applicants must be 20 years of age or older. Written applications must be received by May 1, 2009, and no fee is required until after the applicant is selected. Once accepted, participants are required to pay a $200 registration fee and are responsible for their own travel to and from Greeley, Colo. The National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) covers on-site costs, including food, lodging and tour-related expenses.
To request an application, call the NLFA office at 503-364-5462, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nlfa-sheep.org.