Young Producers Needed for ALB Program
March 30, 2018

The American Lamb Board is seeking two candidates to represent the United States in the Young Guns Leadership Program at LambEx in Australia. ALB believes producer education is of the utmost importance for the long-term viability of the industry. The American Sheep Industry Association is sharing this opportunity with its Young Entrepreneur stakeholders.

The program is intended to broaden the understanding of new innovation and technologies in sheep production practices. This leadership development forum will provide innovative and progressive opportunities for young producers to increase United States production efficiencies and provide a consistent, high quality, premium product for continued lamb demand growth and increasing the American market share.

Each country (U.S., Australia and New Zealand) will select two young producers (22 to 40 years old) who exhibit future leadership potential to participate in the forum for two years. The leaders that are selected will be required to present a report on the Young Leader Program at the 2019 ASI Convention in New Orleans.

The program is set for Aug. 1-8, and will kick-off with innovative industry and operational opportunities and finish in Perth at the 2018 LambEx. Airfare, hotel and other travel expenses will be covered for the participants that are selected to represent the United States. Participants will be responsible for some meals, as well as incidentals.

There are two parts to the selection-application process:

1. Applicants must complete the written application, which is available at https://americanlamb.wufoo.com/forms/lambex-application/ or by contacting Karissa Maneotis at karissa@americanlamb.com.

2. Interviews will be conducted over the phone or in person depending on applicant's location.

All applicants must be members of ASI. Applications are due by April 30. Interviews will be conducted May 1-15 and successful participants will be notified by May 25.