Today we’re bringing you a conversation from the exotic location of…San Diego! The American Sheep Industry Association’s annual meeting this year was held in our home city, and we managed to be at home to catch it.
Today, we’re speaking with Scott Stuart, Managing Director for the National Livestock Producers Association. He discussed how this national nonprofit organization helps its members through one of the more prickly parts of agriculture – the financial side of the equation. Their mission statement includes words like “advocacy” and “fair, competitive markets,” not to mention the “financial services” part. And who doesn’t smile when they hear something like “The Sheep & Goat Innovation Fund?” Just imagine what that might include. Small ruminants need new computers, too (Okay, maybe not, but you’ll find out when you listen).
Two quick thank you’s on this one: To Scott Stewart, for wearing that lovely vest. Wow. And to P.A. Emily, for our closing sound effects. All of you sheeple will recognize that one from the barn at 3:00 a.m. in lambing season, I’m sure.Support the show