Production systems vary greatly across the United States and educational/outreach programs necessary are regional and even site-specific in order to be effective. An efficient and practical method of educating serious new sheep producers on successful production is mentoring. ASI launched a mentoring program for beginning sheep producers using committed, successful volunteers and augmented the mentoring program through the availability of regional university-based educators and printed resources from ASI and elsewhere. Additional information is available by calling the ASI office at 303-771-3500.

ASI developed mentoring guidelines that are designed to provide a resource for new and experienced producers alike, guiding them in their relationship and highlighting the impact that strong mentoring relationships can have on successful personal and professional development. To view the guidelines, click here.