Make Plans for the Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshop
June 9, 2017
The Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshop taking place June 17 at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival will address the profitable management of sheep production in the Upper Midwest via three main points of emphasis: accelerated lambing; determining market readiness for lambs; and integrating sheep production with row crop production.
Funded in part by a grant from the American Sheep Industry Association’s Let’s Grow Program, the goal of these workshops is to serve as a building block to develop a core group of commercial sheep producers in the Upper Midwest to continue sustainable growth of the sheep and wool industry. Workshop organizers believe the early adoption of new production systems and technologies is vital to the growth of the sheep industry as a whole, but especially the Upper Midwest.
There is a $35 per person charge to attend the workshop, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. For more information, visit www.iowasheepandwoolfestival.com.