2012 National Sheep Symposium brings in experts

Jul 13, 2012
by WLJ

The National Sheep Symposium will bring top sheep production experts from across the U.S. to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, IA, on July 27 and 28.

The symposium, titled “Using Technology to Attack the Let’s Grow with twoP- LUS Initiative,” joins the campaign to encourage current producers to expand their sheep numbers by 2014.

The program has a full slate of speakers who will address the issues of longterm economic outlook for the U.S. sheep industry, increasing flock numbers using a variety of breeding resources, and flock management ideas—topics of concern to sheep producers and those interested in U.S. sheep production.

The symposium will be held at the Clay County Regional Events Center on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer and is being held in conjunction with the National Sheep Improvement Program Center of the Nation Sale, which will follow the symposium on Saturday, July 28 in the swine barn of the Clay County Fairgrounds, adjacent to the Regional Events Center.

Registration for the symposium is $50 before July 19.

From July 20 on, registration is $100. Registration includes program materials, breaks and lamb dinner on Friday evening. Registration may be completed online at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/ sheep/homepage.html or print a registration form and fax to 515/294-1311 using VISA or MasterCard or mail to ANR Program Services, 2101 Agronomy Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1010.

For more information, contact Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist at 605/688-5433 or Jefftry. held@scstate.edu. — WLJ

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