Nominations are encouraged for the awards presented at the annual Shepherds Weekend held in January. There are three awards: Commercial Producer, Purebred Producer & Club Lamb Producer.
Do it now when someone comes to mind. Click here for a nominating form.
The Michigan Sheep Producers Association has MSPA promotion banners available for use by members to highlight the association at appropriate public events. One banner is a table top stand measuring 24” by 36” and the other is a retractable banner stand measuring 31” by 78”. The banners have the same graphics, just different sizes.
The MSPA Executive Director is in charge of the banners. Upon request by a current MSPA member, the director will see that the banner is delivered to the requesting person at the expense of MSPA. The Executive Director will be the judge of appropriateness and availability of the event involved.
It is the responsibility of the banner user to return the banner to the Executive Director by the agreed upon date and at the user’s expense unless other arrangements are made with the Executive Director.
Click here to download a banner request form.
The May 11 issue of the “Michigan Morning Ag Clips” featured an article about lamb production and consumption in the state.
CAITLIN HENNE NAMED 2018 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR!!!!
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the selection of Caitlin Henne of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, who attends Springport High School in Springport, as a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Henne is one of 161 outstanding American high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington D.C., from June 24-26.
The Thorne sheep farm was recently featured In a Jackson area news article.
The Eric and Penny Wallis farm was the subject of a 906 Outdoors TV program recently aired on a Marquette TV station.