ISA Presents Annual Awards

The Indiana Sheep Association presented their annual awards during their Annual Meeting held in Crawfordsville on Saturday, September 29.

These awards are presented to individuals who have made a positive impact on the Indiana sheep industry, assisting youth and providing services to their local communities.

The 2018 recipient of the Master Shepherd Award was Ken McMichael Underwood, IN. Ken has been involved in the sheep industry for a number of years. Was and is a strong supporter of Sheep and Wool Market Development Program and serves as chair of the Market Development Council. Ken recently attended the Howard Wyman Sheep Leadership in South Dakota to broaden his knowledge of the sheep industry.

Steve Kennedy of Shirley, IN was the recipient of the Shepherd of the Year Award. Steve is very active not only as a producer, but shears sheep in addition his job as a first responder. Steve uses his leadership skills as Director of the State Fair Shearing Contest as well as a member of the Sheep and Wool Market Development Council.

The Friend of ISA was presented to Jeff Hunter of Brookston, IN owner of Hunter Nutrition who supplies feed and other products for the sheep industry.
Jeff has been and continues to be a strong supporter of the Indiana Sheep Association as well as the sheep industry.

Outgoing President David Trotter of Marysville,IN was present a plaque in recognition of his leadership and service to the ISA during his three years as President.



Larry Hopkins of Zionsville, IN was elected President of the Indiana Sheep Association at it’s Annual Meeting help in conjunction with the Hoosier Sheep Symposium. Symposium was held Saturday, September 29 in Crawfordsville, IN. Danielle Walker of Salem, IN was elected Vice-President. Bernie Cripe of Frankfort, IN  and David Greenburg of Greencastle, IN were re-elected Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

The Association also elected three directors to serve on the Board of Directors with terms expiring in 2021. They are: John Dyer from Chrisney, IN ; Danny Rogers of Monrovia, IN and Dave Smith fo Earl Park, IN.

Dr. Stan Poe of Franklin, IN was elected to represent Indiana on the American Sheep Industry Board of Directors at the ASI Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 23-26, 2019

Many thanks to all those who helped make the ISA 2018 Annual Symposium a tremendous success!

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