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.
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.
Provide information for
Establishing Industry Infrastructure.
Advocate for Kentucky’s Sheep producers
Provides mentoring to new producers
Benefits with Joining
Receive the annual KY Sheep and Goat Management Calendar (please note that hard copy supplies are gone and you will receive an electronic version)
Free Standard Listing in Breeders Directory
Receive email updates on education and funding opportunities
Get monthly webinars on production topics
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
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
Note- All memberships purchased after Oct 1st will be credited to the next year.