Become A Mentor

Remember the first couple of years in your sheep or goat operation? Ever have some nerve wracking experiences and times when you just really needed to talk to someone? Or, maybe you did have a mentor available that helped make the nerve wracking moments much easier to handle with just a simple phone call or email?

KSWPA and KGPA need your help!  With the increasing population of goats and sheep in our state, there are lots of people who could benefit from your knowledge. Having a mentor could be the difference between a new producer thriving or diving! Consider becoming a mentor so that you can make a difference in someone's life. Together we can continue to strengthen and grow our industries.

 

Mentor Job Description

Description: A KSWPA and KGPA Mentor is a person who:

  • has a passion for the sheep and goat industries in the nation, and more specifically in Kentucky.

  • be a person that is willing to help other producers become successful in their operations.

  • will give time and talent to new producers to help the new producer implement management practices into his/her operation that will ultimately benefit the new producer.

Qualifications:

  • Mentors must be a KSWPA or KGPA members

  • Mentors must have been in the sheep or goat industries for a minimum of 5 years

  • Mentors can have backgrounds in meat, dairy and fiber operations

  • Mentors must be willing to provide contact information to new members seeking a mentor

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 40604

502-682-7780

sharon@kysheepandgoat.org