October 12, 2012
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has opened the nomination period for submissions to its annual awards program, according to Glen Fisher (Texas), awards chairman and past president of the association.
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 and/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 an individual actively involved in sheep production that has shown an extraordinary commitment to caring for natural resources and thereby enhancing the environment.
- The Shepherd's Award for Media recognizes outstanding year-long coverage of the sheep industry in either print or broadcast.
Nominations must be postmarked by Nov. 16 (Please note that past award recipients are not eligible).
To receive a nomination application, call or email ASI: (303) 771-3500; firstname.lastname@example.org. The one-page nomination form can also be downloaded from ASI's website, www.sheepusa.org, by clicking on the 2013 Awards Program link located on the home page.