WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program (Indiana S&W) will hold elections for three district seats in March. The Levy Committee, which is responsible for reviewing proposed projects for funding the levies, is made up of representatives from nine districts. Elections will be held for seats in Districts 3, 6 and 9:
Quarter 3: Miami, Wabash, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells and Adams counties.
Quarter 6: Blackford, Jay Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette and Union counties.
District 9: Perry, Orange, Lawrence, Washington, Jackson, Harrison, Floyd, Clark, Scott, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Switzerland, Ripley, Dearborn, Franklin, Crawford, Brown, Bartholomew and Decatur counties.
Anyone with questions or interested in learning more about the program and the functions of a District Headquarters should contact Chairman of the Board Ken McMichael at 812-820-1368 or the Purdue Program Advisor. Meredith cobb at 765-426-1195. Applications must be communicated to Cobb by February 19. Voting will begin in March and sheep producers in Districts 3, 6 and 9 will receive ballots in the mail.
Indiana S&W requests that producers and others continue to submit funding requests for projects involving promotion or research on the Indiana sheep industry. More information can be found at iswcheckoff.wixsite.com/indiansheepandwool.
The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program was established to support education, promotion, and research efforts involving sheep in Indiana. Funds for the council are raised from the sale of all sheep in Indiana – 0.5% of the net market price of each sheep sold. All funds raised by stockyards, sales managers, producers and others should be sent to the council’s trade office at Purdue. More information on the program website.
Writer: Emma Hopkins-O’Brien, 317-607-5664, [email protected]
Source: Meredith Cobb, 765-426-1195, [email protected]
Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;
Maureen Manier, Head of Department, [email protected]