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.

What KSWPA does and why it is important?

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

  • Promotes the industry.​

  • Provides 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.​

  • Provides information for

    • Wool Pools

    • Guilds’ Activities

  • Establishes Industry Infrastructure.

  • Advocates 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 wool sales

  • Invitations to KSWPA events

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

  • Become part of a unified voice for all sheep producers

  • Be in a network of producers with access to information, breeding stock, etc.

  • In-the-know for changes in the industry

  • Connect with a mentor

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

2021 Officers and Board Members

President- Richard Popham

Vice President- Bill Decker

Secretary- Sue Churchill

Treasurer- Dorothy Vale

ASI Director- Madeline Rosenberg

​Director- Matthew Hamilton
Director- Warren Adcock

Director- Kathy Meyer

Director-Harry Frederick

Director- Patrick Angel

KSWPA ByLaws