ISA Awards Presented at Annual Meeting
Joe and Priscilla Crill ,Indiana Sheep Association members for many years were the recipients of the Indiana Master Shepherd Award presented at 2019 ISAAnnual Meeting held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois, IN. The Crill’s have raise Horned Dorset sheep for many years, have served on the ISA Board of Directors, Breed Manager for the Horned Dorset Breed at the Indiana State Fair, supporter of the sheep industry and active in the Rochester, IN community.
Gerald Kelly of Lafayette, IN was the recipient of the Indiana Shepherd of the Year Award for his contributions to and involvement in the sheep industry. Gerald is the Shepherd for the Sheep Unit at the Baker Research Farm at Purdue University. Gerald also represents the Sheep Industry on the Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Committee.
Sue Payne of Fishers, IN was presented the Friend of ISA Award for her efforts in promoting wool through the State Fair Sheep to Shawl Contest. Sue has headed up the Contest for the last ten years and is instrumental in keeping the art and skills of spinning and weaving going.
Sue heard up the Youth Spinning Program at Connor Prairie in Noblesville, IN.
Congratulations to all ISA Award recipients!!!
ISA Elects Officers and Directors
The Indiana Sheep Association held the election of officers and directors at their Annual Meeting during the Hoosier Sheep Symposium. Symposium was held at the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center in Dubois, IN.
Larry Hopkins of Zionsville, IN was elected to a second term as President and Danielle Walker of Salem, IN was elected to her second term as Vice-President. Bernie Cripe of Frankfort, IN remains Secretary and David Greenburg of Greencastle, IN will continue to serve as Treasurer.
Directors elected to serve a three year term are: David Bruner of Greencastle, IN, Neal Knapp of Ladago, IN and Bill Zwyers of Thorntown, IN.
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on December 3, 2019 at a time and place to be determine. Meeting will focus on plans for the coming year!