Volunteers Needed for The ISIA State Fair Foodstand
Your Help is Needed at the ISIA Foodstand
The ISIA Foodstand will be open for business at the Iowa State Fair, August 13-23, 2015
Look for us east of the sheep barn and treat your taste buds to some savory American lamb.
Volunteers are needed to work one shift at the fair. Free admission plus enjoy a complimentary lamb meal. Enjoy serving lamb to the people who we love…our customers. Call Chuck or Carolyn Johnson at: 515-468-1570 or 515-314-9274.
Funds Available for Mentors
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has made $1000 in funding available to the Iowa Sheep Industry Association (ISIA) for mentoring new or inexperienced producers throughout the coming year. If you are interested in being a mentor please submit your plans, along with a dollar amount, that would: encourage and support new or inexperienced sheep producers, help them enter and/or expand their operation or help in ways that can increase their production efficiencies.
The mentor funding could be used for the development of a mentor team to work with new producers in a group or one-on-one setting. ASI will provide a tool kit and a catalog of sheep management courses to each mentor and an opportunity to join in webinars with industry leaders to support successful mentorship.
As required by ASI, all recipients will need to provide documentation of actual expenses and evidence of funding used for actual proposal. Expenses will be reimbursed when documentation is provided to ISIA detailing how funds have been used. A short report will also be required on the activities associated with the proposal. The report may also be published in the Lamb & Wool newsletter, a publication of the Iowa Sheep Industry Association.
Requests may be submitted by mail to: Iowa Sheep Industry Association, 2481 W. 84th St. N., Colfax, IA 50054 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline September 1, 2015.
Sheep Numbers in Iowa
From the 1-30-15 NASS Web site http://www.nass.usda.gov
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!
Click on logos to visit these websites. You will find recipes, tips on preparing lamb and learn about American Lamb and the folks who produce it
July 6-11, 2015 2015 National Rambouillet Show & Sale Pipestone, Minnesota.
Robbie Eckhoff, American Rambouillet Sheep Breeders Association
July 15-18, 2015 Sheep For Profit School Pipestone Minnesota
July 19, 2-5 PM Practical Farmers of Iowa: Farm Safety for Agritourism and U-Pick Field Day: Donnellson. For more information contact: Lauren Zastrow at (515) 232-5661 or email@example.com
July 25: Center of the Nation NSIP Sale https://www.facebook.com/nationalsheepimprovementprogram
contact:Dan Morrical: (515) 294-2904
or Conover Auction Services: (641) 227-3537
July1-August 1: Farming is a Family Affair: photo contest sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers click for contest information
email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 13-23: Iowa State Fair :www.iowastatefair.org
August 15-16: Michigan Fiber www.michiganfiberfestival.info
August 22: Spooner Sheep Day, Spooner, WI: click here
The educational program will start at 9:15 a.m. and end at approximately 3:30 p.m.
September 11-13, 2015: Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival: http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com/
September 30, 2015: Deadline for applications for Farm Bureau for the Intensive Market Study Tour of South Africa in March 2016. The event includes a visit to the wheat, canola and sheep farm of Thys Roux, home to 3,000 sheep. Click here for information
Nov. 5-7, 2015: 21st Dairy Sheep Association of North America (DSANA) Symposium to be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus www.dsana.org
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