Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Folks, we have never seen so many happy sheep! We all had a great time at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival last weekend. They put on a fantastic show with all sorts of sheep and fun activities.

Our booth offered delectable samples of sheep butter, cheese, and ice cream. The sweet and creamy taste of sheep dairy sells itself. It was a great environment to share industry knowledge and network with others that share our passion.

Brian holdin’ down the booth

Brian holdin’ down the booth

Did you know coffee pairs well with sheep milk cheese?

Did you know coffee pairs well with sheep milk cheese?

A couple sheep in knight’s clothing. We just thought these two were cute!

A couple sheep in knight’s clothing. We just thought these two were cute!

SDAW members putting on a milking presentation. Love the hat, Bill!

SDAW members putting on a milking presentation. Love the hat, Bill!

Sheep milk ice cream and coffee—affogato. Well, technically you need espresso, but we like the fancy sound of it. Cheers!

Sheep milk ice cream and coffee—affogato. Well, technically you need espresso, but we like the fancy sound of it. Cheers!

Can’t wait to see you all next year!

Sheep Dairy Association of Wisconsin looking for new Project Manager

The SDAW Board of Directors is looking for someone with an interest in the sheep dairy industry to continue to grow the industry beginning no later than January 1, 2019.

The Sheep Dairy Association of Wisconsin is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to expand the sheep dairy industry in the greater Wisconsin Area.  The organization requires an organizational manager to guide the growth and development of the organization and take primary responsibility in fulfilling the organizations mission.

The SDAW board is looking for an individual who has the following skills and background to provide approximately 50 hours per month of work on behalf of the organization. 

·       Strong writing and editing skills

·       Nonprofit organizational management

·       Strong communication skills including networking, social and print media, website design and maintenance, and Marketing materials design

·       Technical writing, grant management and funds development are a plus.

 Ideal candidate will have needed credentials and ability to work independently as a contracted consultant to the organization. 

Patty Koenig, Carr Valley Cheese and Board Secretary, will be accepting electronic applications at Patty@carrvalleycheese.com. Please submit a cover letter, resume (no more than 3 pages in length), and sample of marketing or media work. Application deadline is December 1, 2018 or until position is filled.

Voluntary Milk Check-Off to Begin

Voluntary Milk Check-Off to Begin

The SDAW organizing workgroup began soliciting input from producers and processors summer 2016 to begin funding industry marketing and public awareness.  Funds raised are intended to go towards website and social media development, developing marketing materials on the nutritional value of sheep milk, pairings, etc.