ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — More than 50 sheep producers are now members of the American Sheep Industry Association’s voluntary American Wool Assurance program with several now holding a Level I certificate.
In the near future, producers will be able to move on to Level II and Level III certification as ASI continues to work with auditors and industry personnel to develop the evaluation and audit processes required to reach those advanced levels of certification, ultimately resulting in access to additional markets. As that process unfolds, now would be a great time for producers to reach Level I certification, which can be done online through the American Wool Assurance website.
ASI is now in the process of developing and testing the audit tools necessary for advanced certification. Additionally, the association is creating a training program for second-party evaluators and third-party auditors. This training program will include both online and in-person learning and guidance to ensure evaluators are knowledgeable about wool production and the AWA program. Training for evaluators and auditors under the AWA program is expected to begin in early 2022.
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— American Sheep Industry Association
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