Beverly Berens is the new Editor of the MSPA Newsletter. She is a graduate of MSU that comes with a long time commitment to all of agriculture especially the livestock industry. Her involvement with youth and dedication to educating young people makes for a nice compliment to this position. Beverly currently is a correspondent for several agriculture publications particularly the Farmers Exchange, is the secretary for the Michigan Farmer Veteran Coalition, and is well versed within the social media world. In addition Beverly will take on the role of seeking advertisements for our newsletter and web page.
She can be reached at:
5935 136th Ave.,
Holland, Mi. 49423
Service to the Sheep Industry Award: Sam Sprik
Club Lamb Producer Award: John Schut & family
Purebred Producer Award: Jason, Ryan & Pete Alberda
Commercial Producer Award: Jim Love
The inaugural Michigan Flock Survey will attempt to survey every sheep and shepherd within the state of Michigan in 2019. This anonymous survey will help determine the demographics of our shepherds, the vast range of breeds they are raising, and what challenges they are facing.
Participants are wanted. Fill out the survey online at www.MichiganFlockSurvey.com
If no internet, call Aimee at 517 250 0731 for an in-person survey.
FFA Sheep Proficiency Award Winner: Caitlin Henne
State 4-H Sheep Award Winner: Cassie Perrin
MSPA Scholarship Winners: Nathan Scovill, & Chase Dreyer
A member of the MSPA can place a free classified ad on the MSPA web page for three months. The ad can be cancelled at any time and replaced with a new one. Ads will be removed from the page after three months.
An ad should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ad needs to be thirty words or less.
Click here for a brochure about a February 2, 2019 Birth Management Clinic sponsored by MSU.