20th Annual Sheep Leadership School to be Held in Columbus, Ohio
March 31, 2005
March/April 2005 -- The 20th Annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School will be held July 10-14, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the Lamb 509 Short Course developed at Ohio State University.
The 2005 Leadership School will be under the direction of Roger A. High and Dr. Henry Zerby of Ohio State University and will offer attendees the first-ever opportunity to participate in this unique combined program.
The Lamb 509 Course is a "hands-on" program focusing on producing and marketing quality lamb products. The Lamb 509 program includes live animal evaluation, grid pricing, ultrasound and lamb harvest demos, retail fabrication and cutting demos and lamb carcass grading. Attendees will visit several successful and diverse sheep operations in the Columbus area, tour facilities such as Mid-States Wool Growers and Mt. Vernon United Livestock Producers, and participate in small group discussions and problem-solving sessions, which are part of every Leadership School.
The 2005 program has been expanded to four days to accommodate this intensive study of the lamb industry from the live lamb to the retail lamb product.
The overall goal of the Leadership School continues to be to provide each attendee with a thorough understanding of how his or her sheep operation fits into the industry as a whole. There is no cost to apply, however, once accepted there is a registration fee of $100, which includes all meals, lodging, tour-related expenses and supplies. Attendance is limited to 25 sheep growers with small or large business operations, and who are 20 years of age or older.
Applications are available from the National Lamb Feeders Administrative Office; 1270 Chemeketa St. NE; Salem, OR 97301-4145; or online www.nlfa-sheep.org. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2005.