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ND sheep convention Dec. 13-14 in Mandan

Lisa Webster, whose family has been part of the Maine sheep industry since the late 1800s, will be the keynote speaker for the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association's annual convention.

The convention will be held Dec. 13-14 at the Seven Seas Hotel in Mandan.

An invitational lamb cookoff will kick off the convention at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

Other activities that evening include a breeders forum to highlight five unique sheep operations and an auction.

Participants will be able to attend several breakout sessions on Dec. 14. Topics are the youth sheep program, sheep health issues, marketing sheep operations, cooking with lamb and the National Sheep Improvement Program. Presenters include Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist; Chris Schauer, director of NDSU's Hettinger Research Extension Center; and Skip Anderson, NDSU Sheep Unit manager.

Webster will give her keynote address about direct marketing lamb at noon. Other activities on Dec. 14 include a report on NDSU sheep research, an awards ceremony and the NDLWPA business meeting.

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The cost to attend the convention is $60 per person and $125 per family for both days. The cost is $25 per person for those who just want to attend Webster's address.

Send registrations to Rick Schmidt, 3650 Highway 25, Center, ND 58530. For more information, contact Schmidt at 701-794-8748 or rick.schmidt@ndsu.edu.

–NDSU Ag Communications