Extension News

Winter Sheep ICN Program Slated for November and December


AMES, Iowa -- Sheep producers should mark their calendars for two Winter Sheep ICN programming dates, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.  Dr. Cindy Wolf, University of Minnesota Extension sheep veterinarian, will be the featured presenter for the first session on Nov. 29.  Dr. Wolf currently chairs the National Animal Identification System Sheep and Goat subcommittee. 


Wolf’s first topic for the evening program will be on national identification in terms of the current situation and where the sheep industry is headed. Dr. Wolf along with her husband run 1500 ewes in southeast Minnesota. She will share her wealth of sheep health expertise as an additional part of the program.


The Dec. 13 ICN will feature Paul Rogers, deputy director of policy for the American Sheep Industry Association, and Brad Anderson of the Iowa Lamb Corporation. Rogers will share highlights on national programs and bright spots in the sheep industry’s future. Anderson will discuss his job as a lamb meat marketer along with what producers can do to get more for their product.


The Winter Sheep ICN program is a cooperative effort between ISU Extension and the Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board. Both programs begin at 7 p.m. Producers do not need to pre-register, but there is a $10 per session fee. Following is the list of ICN locations for this program. For more information, contact any county ISU Extension county office or Dan Morrical at (515) 294-0847 or morrical@iastate.edu. 


Akron Westfield High School

Algona Bishop-Garrigan High School

Allison High School

Ames ISU Scheman Continuing Education Center

Corning High School

Cresco Northeast Iowa CC

Donnellson Central Lee High School

Eddyville Blakesburg High School

Elkader Central Community High School

Harlan High School

Jesup High School

Kalona Iowa Mennonite High School

Latimer-CAL High School

Martensdale St. Marys High School

Newton DMACC 1

Osage High School

Rock Rapids Elementary Middle School

Spencer Iowa Lakes Community College



Contacts :

Daniel Morrical, Animal Science, (515) 294-2904, morrical@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu