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Mark Your Calendar for the Hoosier Sheep Symposium on Sept. 23

Mark Your Calendar for the Hoosier Sheep Symposium on Sept. 23

Purdue Agriculture's Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council (IN S&W) and the Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) are coming together to present the annual Hoosier Sheep Symposium on September 23 at Franklin College. The event will delve into key topics such as sheep health and groundbreaking agrivoltaics, offering insights from expert speakers.

Jane Smith, President of the Indiana Sheep Association, expressed enthusiasm about this year's symposium, highlighting its diverse range of subjects that impact the state's sheep industry. She warmly invites all interested parties to attend this informative event.

The symposium's agenda features sessions that promise valuable knowledge:

• Developing Vet-Client Relationship:

Presented by Bret Marsh, Indiana state veterinarian

• Solar Grazing Research Project Report:

Insights from the Franklin College research team

• What To Know About the Cache Valley Virus:

Presented by Cheryl Miller, Indiana State Board of Animal Health

• Solar Farm Grazing Contract Options:

Delivered by Brianna Schroeder, representing Indiana Farm Bureau's legal team

The morning sessions, accompanied by 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 event will kick off with registration at 9 a.m. ET, followed by a welcoming message from Jane Smith at 9:45 a.m.

To attend, you can register for the event on the Indiana Sheep Association's website, The registration fee of $30 includes lunch, which will be provided at the Napolitan Student Center in the Branigin Room. Afternoon sessions will also be hosted there.

About the Indiana Sheep Association:

With a rich history dating back to 1876, the Indiana Sheep Association has been a cornerstone of the state's livestock organizations. Originally established as the Indiana Wool Growers Association, its mission revolves around fostering a community of shepherds, promoting lamb and wool, and educating the public about the value of sheep and the sheep industry.


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