Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers

The purpose of this association shall be to engage in any educational activity in connection with the improvement of breeding, health, marketing and productivity of all classes of sheep produced by its members, including the sponsoring of sheep and wool shows, sales, and lamb and wool promotion programs.

OUR SERVICES

What KSWPA does and why it is important?

  • Engage in educational activities in connection with improvement of breeding, health, marketing, and productivity of all classes of sheep.

  • Promote the industry.​

  • Provide a direct link to ASI.​

  • ASI (American Sheep Industry) is the national association responsible for representing all political matters for sheep producers and their industry. ASI is the oldest organization of its type in the country and has been very efficient in dealing with livestock issues.​

  • Provide information for

    • Wool Pools

    • Guilds’ Activities

  • Establishing Industry Infrastructure.

  • Advocate for Kentucky’s Sheep producers

  • Provides mentoring to new producers

Benefits with Joining

There are many benefits to joining. Some of these include:

  • Receive the annual KY Sheep and Goat Management Calendar

  • Free listing in Breeders Directory 

  • Membership to ASI and the ASI Newsletter (American Sheep Industry)

  • Access to sheep internet classifieds

  • Participation in lamb sales

  • Participation in wool sales

  • Invitations to KSWPA events

  • Receive email updates on educational and funding opportunities within the industry

 

Other Benefits are:

  • Becoming part of a unified voice for all sheep producers

  • Network of producers to access for information, breeding stock, etc.

  • In-the-know for changes in the industry

  • Access to market reports

  • Connect with a mentor

  • Be represented among groups like Kentucky Farm Bureau, Ky Ag Council, KY Livestock Improvement Association, and much more

2019 Officers and Board Members

President- Bill Decker
Vice President- Madeline Rosenberg

ASI Director- Madeline Rosenberg
Secretary- Jim Mansfield
Treasurer- Dorothy Vale
​Director- Frank Berry
Director- Warren Adcock

Director- Kathy Meyer

Director- Richard Popham

Director- Sue Churchill

Director- Eileen Donohue

KSWPA ByLaws

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 40604

502-682-7780

sharon@kysheepandgoat.org