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Hoosier Sheep Symposium Returns on September 23

Hoosier Sheep Symposium Returns on September 23

Get ready for another enlightening edition of the Hoosier Sheep Symposium, set to take place on September 23 at Franklin College. This annual event, jointly sponsored by Purdue Agriculture's Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council (IN S&W) and the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA), promises a day of learning and networking for sheep enthusiasts and industry professionals.

The symposium will delve into crucial topics affecting the Indiana sheep industry, featuring expert speakers who will share their insights. ISA President Jane Smith expressed her excitement about this year's program, describing it as a well-rounded blend of pertinent subjects.

Here's a glimpse of what you can expect during the symposium:

• Developing Vet-Client Relationship: Bret Marsh, Indiana state veterinarian, will provide valuable insights into fostering strong relationships between veterinarians and sheep farmers.

• Solar Grazing Research Project Report: Learn about the latest developments in solar grazing research from the Franklin College research team.

• What To Know About the Cache Valley Virus: Cheryl Miller from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health will shed light on essential information related to the Cache Valley Virus.

• Solar Farm Grazing Contract Options: Brianna Schroeder, a representative from the Indiana Farm Bureau legal team, will discuss various contract options for solar farm grazing.

Morning sessions, which include breakfast pastries and coffee, will be held at the Custer Theatre in Old Main, located at 101 Branigan Boulevard on the Franklin College campus.

The day kicks off with registration at 9 a.m. ET, followed by a welcoming message from ISA President Jane Smith at 9:45 a.m.

Registration for the event is available on the ISA website at, both in electronic and print formats. Your $30 registration fee includes lunch, which will be served in the Napolitan Student Center's Branigin Room. Afternoon sessions will also take place in this convenient location.

Mark your calendar for September 23 and seize this opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with fellow sheep enthusiasts, and contribute to the growth of the Indiana sheep industry. Don't miss out on this enriching experience!


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