Heritage Livestock Microgrant Program Application Open

Applicants can choose to apply for only one of the three focuses of the micro grant program including:1. National grants program open to all residents and organizations residing and actively working with heritage breeds in the United States.
2. The Northeast program focused on the region of the U.S. as defined by the U.S. Census bureau, which includes the states of: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Applicants must be residents or organizations of one of these states and actively working with heritage breeds.
3. Youth grants program open to all youth residents of the United State between the ages of 8-18 years old and actively working with heritage breeds.

Examples of expenditures include, but are not limited to, purchase of livestock or poultry, producer training programs, fences, facilities, supplies, and specialized equipment, or product marketing.

Applications may be submitted beginning August 15, 2019 and must be received at The Livestock Conservancy’s office no later than October 15th, 2019. Winners will be announced by February 1, 2020.

►►► If you are connected to organizations, networks, or people who may be interested, please forward this message to them.

For full program details and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/Micro-Grant.
 

The Livestock Conservancy™   l   (919) 542-5704   l   PO Box 477, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Apply Now For 2019 ASI Sheep Heritage Scholarship

Through the American Sheep Industry Association, the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies.

The scholarship is for the advancement of the American sheep industry through financial support of a graduate-level (M.S. or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.

Requirements for applying include:

  • Be a graduate student involved in sheep and/or wool research in such areas as animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine with proof of graduate school acceptance.
  • Complete an application.
  • Present two letters of reference.

Click Here to download the application or obtain a copy by contacting ASI, Attn: Memorial Scholarship, 9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360, Englewood, CO 80112-2692, by calling 303-771-3500 ext. 107, or by emailing angela@sheepusa.org.

Applications must be received in the office by May 31 and the 2019 scholarship recipient will be announced in June or July.

Ewe Lamb Raffle

Little Hooves Romneys of New Jersey will be donating a white ewe lamb for raffle this year (2018) that will benefit ARBA’s youth.  All proceeds will be ear marked for two specific Junior shows, the All American Jr Show and NAILE’s JR Show.  Raffle tickets will be sold starting immediately and will continue through until the North East Regional Romney Show in West Springfield, MA (BigE) on September 24th, 2018.  Let’s rally together and show support for our ARBA youth.

The Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  Anybody wishing to buy or help sell tickets can contact Charlene Carlisle (Little Hooves Romneys) at 856-866-1747 (home) or 609-760-0399 (cell) or via email at c.carlisle@littlehoovesromneys.com .  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The financial cost of these youth shows are minimal compared to what our youth get in return, however the expense still has to be covered.  In past years, donations and raffle sales have supported these shows for our kids and with the help from the Board of Directors, the membership and the public, I feel it can be done again.  Please open your hearts and your wallet for this event but if unable to, then show your support by assisting with sales.  I will be making up packets with pictures, info and raffle tickets that can be sent directly to your home, everyone has neighbors and friends that would want to buy tickets to help our youth and the future of ARBA.

 

Little Hooves 845 “Let’s Rally”.  She is a twin, RR, white black factored.  DOB:  2/2/2018.  Sire is SOR 1258.  Dam is Little Hooves 362 that goes back to our foundation ram, ToRRpedo, Julian & Moore 703.  Grand Sire was Julian & Moore 350 who was Supreme Ram at NAILE in 2004.  This is a great genetic package.   She will be Futurity nominated.  Pictures will be available on web site and Little Hooves FB page.  Transportation will be available to BigE, Rhinebeck, and NAILE.  Checks can be made out to ARBA but send to me. I will then do a mass mailing of checks/money to ARBA Secretary (JoAnn Mast).  Please feel free to call or email with any questions or when you need more tickets.

 

Thanks in advance for your help… ”Let’s Rally” for Romneys, “Let’s Rally” for our Romney Youth, and “Let’s Rally” for ARBA’s Future.

 

Charlene Carlisle

510 Centerton Rd

Moorestown, NJ  08057

 

Application Available for Sheep Heritage Scholarship

Through the American Sheep Industry Association, the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry through financial support of a graduate-level (M.S. or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.

Requirements for applying include:

  • Be a graduate student involved in sheep and/or wool research in such areas as animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine with proof of graduate school acceptance.
  • Complete an application.
  • Present two letters of reference.

The application can be downloaded at http://www.sheepusa.org/researcheducation_scholarship or obtained by contacting ASI, Attn: Memorial Scholarship, 9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360, Englewood, CO 80112-2692, by calling 303-771-3500 ext. 107, or by emailing angela@sheepusa.org.

Source: ASI Weekly March 16, 2018