August 15, 2004
August, 2004 - The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) will conduct its next listening session on Aug. 5, 2004, in Park City, Utah, in conjunction with a NSIIC board of directors meeting.
The listening-session format was first used by NSIIC in 2000 as a vehicle to provide industry input from the nation's various sheep and goat industry sectors.
The first annual session was held in Colorado, followed by Texas and Illinois.
The 2003 session incorporated a full day of working with issues unique to the goat industry.
A less formal session was held in Maryland earlier this year.
"These listening sessions have proven to be a valuable tool in helping the board of directors understand the issues that are important to all segments of our industries and their products," said NSIIC Chair Linda Campbell. "While the board has previously had only one listening session each year, we decided a second session was appropriate this year, as our earlier event was geared more toward individually visiting with participants of an event rather than a more structured listening session with all board members together to hear the ideas and concerns of the industries."
The Park City listening session will begin at 1:00 pm on Aug. 5, and is open to all who have comments regarding the NSIIC. It will be held at the Marriott Hotel; 1895 Sidewinder Drive; Park City, UT 84060; phone (435) 649-2900; fax (435) 649-4852.
For more information, visit the NSIIC Web site at www.nsiic.org
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