ISA Hoosier Sheep Symposium open for registration

SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring, partly, the Indiana Sheep Association’s annual symposium Sept. 17 at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant at 345 Van Buren St. The program options sheep professionals, instructional classes for producers and others within the state’s sheep business.

“We have put collectively a program overlaying key flock administration, advertising and farm productiveness,” mentioned Larry Hopkins, ISA president. “Producers may also community and luxuriate in good meals, camaraderie and an total good time spent with fellow members of the business.”

The occasion runs 9 a.m. to three p.m. Session matters embrace:

  • “Keys to Profitable Sheep Production” by Phil Berg of Pipestone, Minnesota West.
  • “Making the Most of Pastures” by Keith Johnson, Purdue forage extension specialist.
  • “Selecting Flock Replacements” by Phil Berg, Pipestone, Minnesota West.
  • “What’s the Market Look Like?” by Doug Brooks, United Producers.

Over lunch, ISA will conduct a short enterprise assembly during which new officers will probably be elected and ISA awards introduced, together with Master Shepherd, Shepherd of the Year and Friend of ISA Awards. To discover out extra about these awards and the best way to nominate, please go to the ISA web site at

To register, go to The attendance payment, which incorporates breakfast and lunch, is $25. Early registration have to be postmarked by Sept. 8. To register after Sept. 8, RSVP to Emma O’Brien by calling or texting 317-607-5664.

For extra data, registration and a full schedule for the Hoosier Sheep Symposium, go to

Background: The Indiana Sheep Association is likely one of the oldest livestock organizations in Indiana. It was initially based because the Indiana Wool Growers Association in 1876. As it was then, ISA’s mission immediately is to encourage native shepherds to return collectively to share concepts and experience, to advertise lamb and wool within the state, and to teach our communities in regards to the worth of sheep and the sheep business. 

Contact: Emma Hopkins-O’Brien, 317-607-5664, 

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