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2015 Leadership School cutoff is April 1st – No Foolin’

March 3, 2015

The 2015 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School will be held June 21-24 in Denver, CO. Because the school will be in June, instead of July, the cut-off date for applications has been changed to April 1.

This year’s theme — Lamb Feeding & Marketing in the U.S. — will include presentations on various methods of marketing lambs, direct, electronic, ethnic differences, auctions and value-based marketing, tours of Superior Farms Denver plant, Nugget pelt grading facility, Harper Feedlot, and Double J Lamb Feeders. Other topics to be discussed include alternative grazing options, financial planning for livestock operations, and accessing USDA Market information.

With Ron Cole and his extensive background in all phases of livestock, grain and meat reporting at the local and national levels as the program coordinator, the 2015 school offers an exceptional opportunity to gain a new perspective on lamb marketing options. The school also offers the usual opportunities for networking and sharing information with a wide variety of producers from all parts of the country.

Applications may be accessed online: and filed either electronically or downloaded and returned to NLFA by mail (must be postmarked by April 1). No fee is required to apply. Applicants must be 20 years of age or older.

Participants are responsible for the cost of their own transportation, including the cost of transportation to and from the nearest airport to the destination hotel.

Participants will be notified as soon as possible after April 1. Once notified, each participant is required to submit a registration fee of $200. Further details about the school will be provided at that time.

Check the NLFA web site for a copy of the agenda. Questions about this year’s program may be directed to Ron Cole, 970-302-4117 and questions about the application procedure may be directed to NLFA’s office: 503-370-7024 or