ASI Young Entrepreneurs Committee Announces Summer Tour
June 8, 2018
The American Sheep Industry Association Young Entrepreneurs Committee – in conjunction with the American Lamb Board – will be holding a Summer Tour on Aug. 5-7 in northern Colorado.
Following up on the first tour in 2017, this year’s event promises to be a success aiming to provide young sheep and wool producers an open forum to network and gain a better understanding of the industry. According to Burdell Johnson, YE chairman and ASI past president, the overall goal of the tour is to give young and beginning sheep producers an opportunity to see other successful operations and find ways to innovate and add profitability.
“This tour has been tremendously successful in helping connect young producers with experienced industry leaders,” said Johnson. “The end result of the two-day tour is new ideas, new friends and increased profitability. This year, we have a tremendous opportunity in northern Colorado to see a cross section of the industry from the feeding sector to technology and genetics and much more.”
The tour will be based in Loveland, Colo., and stop at some of the most innovative feeding operations in the country, discuss artificial insemination technology and embryo transfer, view the processing sector in Greeley, Colo., and learn about wildlife research and lamb flavor in Fort Collins, Colo.
The full agenda and application are available at https://sheepusa.org/Events_FutureMeetingDates. Space is limited to the first 20 participants to sign up and applicants must be active sheep producers between 25 and 35 years of age.