Sheep Numbers in Iowa
From the 1-30-15 NASS Web site http://www.nass.usda.gov
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Graduate Student Shepherd Position
This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, intelligent student to work on either a Master’s or PhD degree at Iowa State University, while being employed as Iowa State University Sheep Teaching Farm Manager.
Responsibilities include managing 200 breeding ewes and their offspring. This flock is composed of 50 blackface commercial ewes, 50 registered Hampshires and 100 commercial Polypay ewes. Specific duties include daily oversight and care of the flock, mating decisions and marketing seedstock. Additional responsibilities include hiring and supervising undergraduate students along with teaching various labs in Animal Science courses. Assisting with research projects and presenting at various outreach programs are opportunities that make this position a tremendous learning experience.
Compensation is based on a ¾ time assistantship paying $32,400 annual salary for Master’s degree student and $34,932 for a PhD degree student. Additional compensation includes a 50% tuition cost reduction for a Master’s degree student and 100% tuition cost reduction for Doctoral degree student. Students can do research in any discipline or species under a major professor of their choosing.
Qualifications for this position include experience in various aspects of sheep production, proficiency in written and oral communication skills, along with meeting the standards for acceptance to graduate school. (http://www.ans.iastate.edu/graduate/prospective-students).
For more information contact:
Ben Drescher, Farm Coordinator
Animal Science Department, Iowa State University
515-291-4725 or email@example.com
Joan Aiton, Administrative Specialist
Animal Science Department, Iowa State University,
515-294-7620 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event was postponed until January, watch here for more details!
Nov 21, 2015 Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop: Deb and Jeff Hanson Agriculture Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames,IA
Nov 28, 2015: Illini Bred Ewe & Ewe Lamb Sale, Bloomington, IL (Breeding Stock, Wether Sires & Dams)
Dec 5-6, 2015: Beginning Sheep Shearing School, Sheep Unit, University of Wisconsin, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI. Registration/information: Todd Taylor, 608-846-5858, email@example.com. Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Sheep Breeders cooperative, www.wiscbc.com
December 9-11, 2015: South Dakota Sheep Shearing School Program: Brookings, SD. Sponsored by SDSGA, Wool Committee with cooperation from SDSU Extension. Download the registration form. Please complete the form and return it to South Dakota Sheep Shearing Program, Box 2170, Brookings, SD 57007. For additional information, please contact Jeff Held, (605) 688-5433, (605) 690-7033 (cell) or email.
January 9, 2016 - Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers Annual meeting. Please check for details closer to the date at www.NorthWestIowaSheepProducers.com or call Shane Kirschten at 712-395-0377.
January 12-14, 2016: Grass Works Grazing Conference, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Info@grassworks.org
February 6, 2016: Indianhead Sheep Breeders Shepherd’s Clinic and Trade Show, Conference Center, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI. Information: www.indianheadsheep.com
March 3-5 2016 Missouri Shearing School: George Washington Carver Farm, Jefferson City, MO. Contact: Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, Lincoln Univ Coop Extension, 573-681-5312, firstname.lastname@example.org
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