08 Jun ASI Young Entrepreneur’s Committee Announces Summer Tour
The American Sheep Industry Association Young Entrepreneur’s committee, in conjunction with the American Lamb Board and the ASI Let’s Grow program, will be holding a Summer Tour August 5-7, 2018 in northern Colorado. Following up on the first successful tour, 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 committee 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 AI technology and embryo transfer, view the processing sector in Greeley, and learn about wildlife research and lamb flavor in Ft Collins. The full agenda and application are available at www.SheepUSA.org. Space is limited to the first 20 participants to sign up and applicants must be active sheep producers between 25-35 years of age.