September 25, 2009
Submissions for the annual American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) awards program are now being accepted.
There are four award categories available for nomination:
- The McClure Silver Ram Award is dedicated to volunteer commitment and service and is presented to a sheep producer who has made substantial contributions to the sheep industry and its organizations in his/her state, region or nation.
- The Camptender Award recognizes industry contributions from a professional in a position or field related to sheep production.
- The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes individuals actively involved in sheep production that have shown an extraordinary commitment to caring for natural resources and thereby enhancing the environment.
- The Shepherd's Award for Media recognizes outstanding yearlong coverage of the sheep industry in either print or broadcast.
Nominations must be received at the ASI office by Nov. 20, 2009. Past award recipients are not eligible. Awards will be presented at the ASI Convention, Jan. 20-23, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
To receive a nomination application, call or e-mail ASI: (303) 771-3500; firstname.lastname@example.org
. The one-page nomination form, expanded award descriptions and a list of past recipients are available at www.sheepusa.org/Awards_Program