Shepherds’ symposium Dec. 6


WOOSTER, Ohio —The 2014 Buckeye Shepherds’ Symposium will be held Dec. 6 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Charles Parker, and Dr. Henry Zerby, both chairs of the Animal Sciences Department of The Ohio State University.

The symposium will once again host its annual tradeshow and silent auction, with proceeds going to the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund.

A lamb lunch will be served, followed by an awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards.

Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winner.

Free workshop

A free National Sheep Improvement Program workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the OARDC Gerlaugh Hall conference room.

The program is a computerized, performance-based program for genetic selection designed to help purebred and commercial sheep producers identify the best genetic stock for their breeding programs.

Dr. Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Sheep Specialist, and chair of the NSIP, will speak at the workshop.

Pre-registration is requested but not required.

For more information, contact Roger A. High at (614) 246-8299 or


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