Programs

Annual Producer Symposium
This one-day program is open to all sheep producers provides an educational opportunity for producers, educators and other professionals in sheep and related agribusiness industries. Youth are an important segment of the sheep industry and are invited to attend as well. The programs feature excellent speakers on a variety of topics, and commercial exhibitors are often present.

The ISA Annual Meeting is also held in conjunction with the Symposium. During the annual meeting, new officers/directors are elected and important items for ISA members are discussed.

Field Days
ISA Field Days deal with several aspects of sheep production and management, offering participants the opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to sheep production in a profitable way. Sheep farmers and anyone interested in sheep management are cordially invited to attend.

Indiana Sheep Industry Directory
This online resource connects anyone interested in the sheep industry with Indiana producers, shearers, guardian or herding animal suppliers and others involved in related agribusinesses. [ CLICK HERE ]

Make it With Wool

The Make it With Wool competition is an initiative of the American Sheep Industry association (ASI), which annually awards $1000 and $2000 to winners at the national competition. Open to anyone interested in sewing and fashion design using wool or wool blend fabrics, knitted, crocheted or woven clothing or accessories, the Indiana Sheep Association sponsors the state competition for junior and senior contestants, with the top entries representing Indiana in the national competition. Entries are judged on garment style, design, presentation and creativity.

State contest with all divisions is held at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, on August 22, 2015. The deadline to register is July 18, 2015. The National Competition will be held in Scottsdale, AZ in January 2016.

Scholarships
Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
The Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is made possible with major support from the American Lamb Board, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, American Sheep Industry Association and numerous fund donors. This annual national program is open to participants 20 years of age or older interested in learning techniques to improve their sheep industry business operations and profitability. Enrollment in the school is strictly limited and applications are typically due in March or April. ISA encourages Indiana producers to apply for participation each year. If an Indiana producer is selected to attend, ISA may offer a scholarship for the registration fee (about $200), which typically covers meals and lodging on an assigned double occupancy basis. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel to and from the school location.

2015 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is to be held June 21-24 in Denver, Colorado.

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