Hello everyone! My name is Andrew Slack and I was elected your 2016-2017 United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association President. I will be a freshman at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville studying Animal Science with an emphasis on Pre-Vet. Suffolks have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and I am very excited to be your president for the next year.
For a year in review, the 2016 National Junior Suffolk Show was held in Spencer, Iowa over Independence Day weekend. It was a very successful show, as it is always. This past year we had 25 new members join our Suffolk family! We are very excited about the junior involvement in the breed up and coming.
At our annual banquet, the 2016-2017 UJSSA Board of Directors were chosen. Vice President: Jaclynn Knutson, South Dakota. Secretary: Alison Knutson, South Dakota. Treasurer: Lily Skartvedt, Iowa and Directors Grant Friesen, Indiana, Riggen Zelinsky, South Dakota and Alissa Voyles of Minnesota. I would also like to welcome Ty Scholerman of Iowa and Wesley Linke of South Dakota to the board as new interns. With the help of Taylor Peck and Janet Hukowicz as our junior coordinators we look to make next year’s show a great success.
Our 2017 show will be held in Madison, Wisconsin in conjunction with the All-American. It will be held at the Alliant Energy Center over the fourth of July weekend. As for the entire UJSSA we look forward to seeing you there. I would also like to thank all our sponsors for your continued support. If you have any questions about next year’s show, or the board, or you just want to talk sheep-- don't be afraid to give me call at 262-745-8762 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Slack, WI