4/6/2018 5:25:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock
The American Lamb Board (ALB) is seeking two candidates to represent the United States in the Young Guns Leadership Program at LambEx. American Lamb Board believes producer education is of the utmost importance for the industry’s long-term viability. of the American Sheep Industry. The American Sheep Industry Association is pleased to share 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 our young producers to increase U.S. production efficiencies and provide a consistent, high quality, premium product for continued lamb demand growth and increasing the U.S. market share. Each country (AUS, US, NZ) will select two producers between the ages of 22 and 40 years of age who exhibit future leadership potential to participate in the forum for two years. The U.S. leaders that are selected will be required to present a report on the Young Guns Leadership Program at the 2019 American Sheep Industry Association’s Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The program August 1-8, will kick off with innovative industry and operational opportunities and finish in Perth, Australia at the 2018 LambEx. Airfare, hotel, and other travel expenses will be covered for the participants that are selected by the ALB’s selection committee 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:
All applicants must be members of the American Sheep Industry Associations Young Entrepreneurs Program. Applications are due on April 30th. Interviews will be conducted May 1-15th and successful participants will be notified by May 25th. Questions and applications can be directed to Karissa Maneotis email@example.com or by calling the ALB office at 303-759-3001.
Source: American Lamb Board
India and the United States are currently in negotiations on a trade package. Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove some long-standing disagreements between the two countries that would strengthen ties.
Montana Farmers Union (MFU) members spent this past week in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union Fly-In. Farmers took to Capitol Hill to advocate for multiple issues including the Farm Bill, rural health care and to talk trade. 350 Farmers Union members from across the nation attended this year’s event. Sharing first hand their experiences and hardships in rural America.