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Wyoming Wool Growers Association honors members for supporting sheep industry

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – The 2018 West Central Wool Growers Convention brought nearly 300 sheep producers from Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Montana together for three days of information sharing, networking and conversation. 

During the final night of the event, Nov. 10, the President’s Banquet treated attendees to the final chance to visit and the opportunity to recognize several important contributors to the Wyoming Wool Growers Association (WWGA).

The University of Wyoming (UW) Collegiate Wool Growers Association (CWGA) was recognized for their contributions to bringing young producers and college students more information and fellowship around the wool industry. Whit Stewart, advisor for the organization and UW Extension sheep specialist, and Lexi Julian, CWGA president, accepted the award. 

In addition, WWGA honored Jw Nuckolls, posthumously, by adding his name and brand to the WWGA entrance wall. The wall features the brands and names of those people who have made an impact on the sheep industry. WWGA is also accepting funds honoring Nuckolls to support the memorial, which will be placed in the association’s trust fund. 

Lastly, WWGA Board recognized Executive Director Amy Hendrickson for her hard work and service to the association, noting that her dedication enables WWGA to grow and be effective in advocating for the interests of the sheep industry in Wyoming and beyond.

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