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Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

June 21-24, 2015 in Colorado.

Tours will include lamb feedlots, lamb slaughter & processing facility and more!
Details coming soon.

How to Apply (Deadline: April 1, 2015)

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older. A group of 26 individuals will be selected. Once accepted, a $200 per person registration fee is required to secure placement.

Applications must be received in the NLFA office by e-mail or fax no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Selection of applicants will be made following the cut-off date and those selected will be notified as soon as possible to allow time for making travel arrangements.

Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel to and from the school location, including transportation from nearest airport. Basic information will be provided in terms of proximity and options for shuttle or taxi service.

During the school, NLFA covers the cost of meals, lodging, and tour-related expenses. In terms of lodging, room mates will be assigned based on double occupancy rooms. A couple may apply to attend; however, both must be involved in the sheep business and each must fill out an application.

There is no fee to apply. Complete your application form (pdf) and submit it electronically or download a copy and return by email or fax (503) 585-1921. For question or more information, call the NLFA office at 503.364.5462 or email us at info@nlfa-sheep.org.

2014 Photos from Dixon, CA

2013 Photos

Click here to view 2013 Leadership School photos from San Angelo, TX.

2012 Photos

Click here to view 2012 Leadership School photos from the East Coast, PA.


The Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is made possible with continuing support from the American Lamb Board, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and the American Sheep Industry Association.

In addition, NLFA thanks each of our Legacy Fund donors for their support:

Philip W. Cohn
Harper Feedlot, Harold Harper
Mike Harper Livestock, Mike Harper
Silverdale Farms, Tom & Karin Watson
SRC Milling Co., Mike Kohler &
   Les Oesterreich
Roswell Wool, Mike Corn
Rocky Mountain Sheep Marketing Assn.
Bowman Wool & Livestock,
   Tom Melaney
Premier Sheep Supplies, Stan Potratz
Utah Wool Marketing, Will Griggs
C.D. Ranches, Milt Ward
Godby Sheep Co., Don Godby
Double J Lamb Feeders, Jay Hasbrouck
Indart Ranches, Ryan Indart
Sussex Ranch, Don Meike
Nichols Livestock, Tom Nichols
Fairmeadow Farm, Carol Postley
Schreier Farms, Steve Schreier
Ernest Woodward Ranches
Four Hills Farm, Jim Mansfield
Lambalot Acres, Duane Klindworth
Boyd Livestock Service, Stan Boyd
Oversea Casing Co., Michael Mayo
Triple J. Ranch, Jason Jamison
Tunby Ranch, Randy Tunby
Milt Heins Wool & Livestock
Hay Creek Ranch, Gordon & Niki Clark
Cindy Harrold
Dan Lippert
Alice Newth
H. Kenneth Johnson
Kevin Halverson
Kathy Meyer
Margaret Waite
Micky Burch
Mark Dumdi
Rufas C. DeZeeuw


In 1950, Howard Wyman helped organize the National Lamb Feeders Association. He served as president, secretary-treasurer, and in 1986, he began what has become the annual Sheep Industry Leadership School. In 1996, the NLFA Board honored his contribution by renaming the school the Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School.