“Increasing the U.S. sheep numbers can certainly be part of Let's Grow, but looking to the future, increasing efficiency of production and quality and flow of what we produce is a desirable goal. Our committee discussed ‘let's change’ as a better description, but with further consideration determined that the sheep industry needs to retain the ‘strengths’we have and work to fix our ‘shortfalls.’”
Wes Moser, Iowa

FUNDING

The American Sheep Industry has appropriated approximately $325,000 annually for fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017 to be used by producer groups to advocate the Let’s Grow mission, which is to support, promote and ensure the U.S. sheep industry's future through the development of innovative and sustainable initiatives that increase the productivity, profitability and growth of the American sheep industry, which will further enhance domestic wool and lamb production

The funds are designed to remove current barriers that have historically prevented sheep producers from adopting these technologies. These barriers may be financial, technical, facilitative, or a combination of such. Funds are expected to make long term changes in sheep production that will live on into the future past the funding opportunities of this program.

Funds are not intended to subsidize normal operating expenses of sheep producers and/or sheep producer groups.