Seeking Young U.S. Producer for Tri-LambThe American Lamb Board and ASI’s Young Entrepreneur Committee are seeking two candidates to represent the U.S. in a new Tri-Lamb young leaders program. The program is designed to create a forum of young producers and leaders from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to share ideas, network and to broaden understanding of sheep production practices in all three countries.
Each country will select two young (22 to 40-year-old) producers to participate in the forum for two years. Each country will also select one progressive, successful producer leader to serve as a mentor.
The program will kick off in Australia on Aug. 10-14, followed by a trip to New Zealand on Aug. 15-18. Airfare, hotel and other travel expenses will be covered for the participants that are selected. The U.S. representatives will develop an agenda and host Austalian and New Zealand producers in 2017.
The trip to Australia will include participation at LambEx, Australia’s premier lamb industry event with more than 900 delegates and 70 exhibitors. All sectors of the lamb industry come together at LambEx to showcase the Australian industry. The delegates will also spend time in Canberra, which as well as being the nation’s capital, is the headquarters of the Sheepmeat Council of Australia, followed by a day in Sydney. Delegates will fly out of Sydney to New Zealand, where they will spend three days near Christchurch touring several farms and learning about the different aspects of the country’s sheep production.
Selected leaders will be required to present a report on the new young leader group at the 2017 ASI Convention in Denver. The participants will also be asked to help develop the 2017 U.S. program.
Applicants must be ASI members. Applications are due March 15 and available at: https://americanlamb.wufoo.com/forms/q12vcprl0ku9ous/.
Interviews will be conducted between March 15-31, and participants will be notified by April 1. Questions can be directed to Megan Wortman at 303-759-3001 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.