Highlights of the annual
business are below!
KSWPA Annual Meeting 2020
The 2020 Annual Business Meeting for KSWPA was held via online voting and mail in ballots. Voting took place from October 5th-19th.
Below are the voting results:
Secretary's report – The minutes from the 2019 Annual Business Meeting were accepted.
Treasurer's report – Dorothy Vale provided a financial statement through September 30, 2020. Treasurer report was accepted.
ASI Report – Madeline Rosenberg reported that ASI continues to work for legislation on our behalf. The most noteworthy assistance right now is the CFAP program, which applies to both hair and wool sheep producers. Round 2 of this funding has been extended so please make sure you take advantage of this money! It's not time-consuming or difficult and can help you get your flock through the winter. If you need marketing ideas or materials, ALB offers them for free and the Wool Council has low-cost materials. You can even get merchandise to wear, raffle, or sell!
Kentucky Natural Fiber Center, Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival & Kentucky Fiber Trail - Sarabeth Parido, KSGDO Fiber Director, provided a report on fiber events, activities, and initiatives for the state. This was just for your review and did not require a vote.
Funding Reports- Each year KSWPA receives funds from the American Sheep Industry Association to provide programming in areas of wool, Scrapie, and mentor support. These reports were just for your review and did not require a vote.
KSWPA Officer Slate- The following people were elected as officers to the board:
1) President- Richard Popham
2) Vice President- Bill Decker
3) Secretary- Sue Churchill
4) Treasurer.-. Dorothy Vale
5) ASI Representative- Madeline Rosenberg
The KSWPA Board had 1 position to fill. The person elected to the position was Patrick Angel.
Since the early 1980s, Dr. Patrick Angel has operated a commercial sheep farm near London, Kentucky. He has raised Hampshire and Suffolk sheep and is now running a flock of Katahdin ewes on his hill land farm in Laurel County.
Patrick’s grandparents immigrated from Romania where they were shepherds of the Tsurcana sheep breed in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. They came to America at the turn of the last century to farm and raise sheep. Patrick, his wife Glenna and their five grown children and three grandchildren have followed the Angel family tradition of practicing conservation of the land by raising sheep and keeping honey bees.
Patrick is retired from the U.S. Department of Interior where he worked as a Soil Scientist and Forester across the eight Appalachian coal states. Prior to working with the federal government, Patrick worked for the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Division of Reclamation. He has over 45 years of regulating the coal industry. He also has conducted extensive research on re-establishing healthy, productive forests on reclaimed surface mines.
Dr. Angel is a graduate of Hazard High School, Alice Lloyd College, and the University of Kentucky’s Forestry and Wood Technology School. In 1972 and 1973, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas with a BS and MS in Forestry. He is also a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky with a Ph.D. in Soil Science.