Convention Scholarships Available for Young Entrepreneurs
January 5, 2018

The American Sheep Industry Association wants to remind young and beginning sheep producers that once again scholarships are available to help offset the cost of registration for the Annual Convention this month in San Antonio.

"The ASI Annual Convention provides a forum where every facet of American sheep and wool production come together," said Young Entrepreneur Committee Chairman Burdell Johnson. "From sheep industry researchers to congressional leaders, I have always taken something away from convention that helps me improve my operation. While we understand that the cost of attending any convention is a challenge for young and first-time attendees, the information and networking opportunities are tremendously important for those just starting out in our industry."

To help bring those individuals together and engage them in the convention, ASI started the Young Entrepreneur program more than three years ago. Through this program, ASI is offering a $200 scholarship toward a single registration and $300 toward a couple's registration to assist qualifying first-time convention attendees that might not otherwise be able to attend.

Scholarships are limited, and early registration ends Jan. 9, 2018. To find out more about this program or apply for a scholarship, contact Chase Adams at chase@sheepusa.org.