February 6, 2007
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- February 6, 2007 - Glen Fisher of Sonora, Texas, was elected vice president of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) at the 2007 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 27, 2007.
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 vice president, Fisher served as secretary/treasurer of ASI. 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. Currently, Fisher serves as co-chair of the ASI Goat Committee.
Fisher is married to wife, Linda, and has two children, daughter, Tammy, of Washington, D.C., and son, David, who lives near San Antonio, Texas.
Commenting on his election to the office, Fisher says, "Of course it is an honor to be elected. The best thing about being involved with this organization is that we have almost total unity in the industry. We are in very good shape, but we still have challenges. It's exciting."
Other officers elected to the ASI Executive Board at the convention were Burdell Johnson of Tuttle, N.D., to the office of president and Margaret Soulen Hinson of Weiser, Idaho, to the office of secretary/treasurer.
ASI is a national trade organization supported by 44 state sheep associations, benefiting the interests of nearly 68,000 sheep producers.