Voter registration for the proposed Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council has been extended to March 30. In order to accommodate the state’s commercial sheep producers in the middle of lambing season, Karen Plaut, associate dean of Purdue Agriculture and director of Agricultural Research at Purdue approved the 30 day extension.
With the deadline extension, the proposed voting period is now April 15 to May 15, with intent to announce results by June 1.
In order for voting to take place, at least 20 percent of Indiana’s commercial sheep producers must register, in writing, by the March 30 deadline. There are 1,833 sheep producers in Indiana, meaning 367 must register to vote.
Forms can be requested by email Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of Agricultural Research at Purdue by phone at 765-494-8368 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.