“Our Lets Grow Program is a Great way to Find positive ways to Break traditional ways of doing business, to make better the Industry that we ALL Love and want to make money doing! We MUST find ways to keep up with a changing world market and our Committee’s focus is to help lead us into the future!”
Mike Corn, N.M.

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Let’s Grow Mission: 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.


Upcoming Events

June 9-11, 2016
Lamb 300 Short-Course
Washington State University is collaborating with Superior Farms to hold this class at the Dixon Veterans Hall and Superior Farm's Processing facility in Dixon
Additional information and to register, go to Lamb 300 Short-Course

June 16, 2016
Shepherds for Profit Workshop
Granbury, AgriLife Extension Office in Hood County, Annex 1, Room 22, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Additional information and to register, go to Shepherds for Profit Workshops

June 18, 2016 -- 9:30 a.m.
NSIP Regional Breeder Forum
Springfield, Ill. - State Fairgrounds in conjunction with the National Polypay Show and Sale
All NSIP members are allowed to attend, regardless of breed. NSIP membership is required to attend. Topics of discussion will range from NSIP subjects of genetic connectedness, contemporary group structure, parasite resistance EBVs, and the future of genomic technology in the U.S. sheep industry, to nutrition and marketing of performance based animals with a balance between presentations and open discussion.

July 11, 2016
Shepherds for Profit Workshop
Big Lake, AgriLife Extension office in Reagan County, 1430 N. Ohio St.
Additional information and to register, go to Shepherds for Profit Workshops

July 16, 2016
Let's Grow Arkansas Small Ruminant Regional Conference Series
Central Region - Greenbrier High School Agriculture Department
Contact: Chelsey Ahrens, Ph.D., Specialty Lovestock/Youth Education Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, 501-671-2067-office, 501-503-6592-work cell

July 19, 2016
WEBINAR -- Nutrition and Supplementation
Presenter: Dr. Dan Morrical, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University
Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Optimal Ag

June 22, 2016
NSIP Regional Breeder Forum
Spencer, Iowa - Prior to the Center of the Nation NSIP Sale
All NSIP members are allowed to attend, regardless of breed. NSIP membership is required to attend. Topics of discussion will range from NSIP subjects of genetic connectedness, contemporary group structure, parasite resistance EBVs, and the future of genomic technology in the U.S. sheep industry, to nutrition and marketing of performance based animals with a balance between presentations and open discussion.

July 23, 2016
Let's Grow Arkansas Small Ruminant Regional Conference Series
Northeast Region - Arkansas State University Farm, Jonesboro
Contact: Chelsey Ahrens, Ph.D., Specialty Lovestock/Youth Education Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, 501-671-2067-office, 501-503-6592-work cell

August 4-6, 2016
NSIP Regional Breeder Forum
Cookeville, Tenn. - In conjuntion with the Katahdin Expo
All NSIP members are allowed to attend, regardless of breed. NSIP membership is required to attend. Topics of discussion will range from NSIP subjects of genetic connectedness, contemporary group structure, parasite resistance EBVs, and the future of genomic technology in the U.S. sheep industry, to nutrition and marketing of performance based animals with a balance between presentations and open discussion.

August 6, 2016
Let's Grow Arkansas Small Ruminant Regional Conference Series
Northwest Region - University of Arkansas Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, Fayetteville
Contact: Chelsey Ahrens, Ph.D., Specialty Lovestock/Youth Education Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, 501-671-2067-office, 501-503-6592-work cell

August 20, 2016
Let's Grow Arkansas Small Ruminant Regional Conference Series
Southwest Region - Southwest Research and Extension Center, Hope
Contact: Chelsey Ahrens, Ph.D., Specialty Lovestock/Youth Education Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, 501-671-2067-office, 501-503-6592-work cell

August 24-26, 2016
NSIP Regional Breeder Forum
Dubois, Idaho - In conjunction with the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station's Centennial Celegration and the NSIP Fine Wool Consortium
All NSIP members are allowed to attend, regardless of breed. NSIP membership is required to attend. Topics of discussion will range from NSIP subjects of genetic connectedness, contemporary group structure, parasite resistance EBVs, and the future of genomic technology in the U.S. sheep industry, to nutrition and marketing of performance based animals with a balance between presentations and open discussion.

August 27, 2016
Let's Grow Arkansas Small Ruminant Regional Conference Series
Southeast Region - University of Arkansas at Monticello Agriculture Building
Contact: Chelsey Ahrens, Ph.D., Specialty Lovestock/Youth Education Specialist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, 501-671-2067-office, 501-503-6592-work cell

September 15, 2016
Let's Grow Round 4 Grant Application Will Be Available

October 1, 2016
Tri-State Sheep Summit
Boone County Enrichment Center, Burlington, KY
The KIO (Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) Tri-State Small Ruminant Summit – Let’s Grow Together. This will be a one-of-a-kind event! Featured are expert small ruminant production specialists sharing their perspectives on national and international trends, and addressing factors that inhibit growth and farm profit specifically affecting the tri-state area.

November 15, 2016
Let's Grow Round 4 Grant Applications Will be Due

December 5-6, 2016
Let's Grow Committee Will Meet to Select Round 4 Grant Recipients