BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association has established a travel grant fund to assist young producers interested in attending the American Sheep Industry Association’s annual convention held January 31- February 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.
“We urge young producers to consider this unique opportunity to attend the American Sheep Industry Association’s Annual Convention,” said David Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist. “It is a great opportunity to connect with fellow sheep industry stakeholders from across the nation.”
The S.D. Sheep Growers Association raised $2,800in a roll over auction during their 79th annual convention to support the attendance of younger sheep producers to the ASI Annual Convention. Based on the number of eligible candidates, the association will divide the dollars (limited to $750/operation) among the eligible young entrepreneurs attending.
To apply for the travel grant funds, young producers must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicant be between 18 and 45 years of age;
- Applicant is a paid member of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association;
- Applicant is actively producing and/or feeding sheep in South Dakota; and
- Applicant has interest in becoming a lifelong sheep producer and/or lamb feeder.
To apply, contact Dave Ollila, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist at 605-569-0224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is January 5, 2018. Grants will be announced January 6, 2018.
Additionally, the American Sheep Industry Association is discounting the registration fee $200 for Young Entrepreneurs who are S.D. Sheep Growers Association members.
More about American Sheep Industry Association’s annual convention
American Sheep Industry Association staff have planned an exciting convention with many educational, informational and networking sessions that will provide a better understanding of the opportunities for young producers in the sheep industry.
Everyone who attends is sure to return with enthusiasm and a positive perspective for a future in the sheep industry.
To learn more about the convention, visit http://www.sheepusa.org/About_Events_Convention.
To become a South Dakota Sheep Growers Association member, please contact SDSGA Treasurer, Tammy Basel at email@example.com or call Tammy at (605) 985-5205. To learn more, visit the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association’s website at www.sdsheepgrowers.org to find contact information for the Director for your region.
— SDSU Extension
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