WESTFIELD, Ind. — Larry Hopkins, a sheep farmer from Westfield, was one of three new farmers elected to serve on the executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association.
Hopkins will represent Region 3, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
“The American sheep industry is facing many challenges, but also has some unique opportunities on the horizon,” Hopkins said.
“Demands for a product with environmental sustainability, the rapidly growing need for solar farm grazing and a newfound consumer demand for American lamb coming out of the COVID years are all exciting developments for the sheep industry.
“I look forward to helping guide the association through these challenges.”
Hopkins runs a purebred sheep and wool operation called Little Eagle Creek Valley Farm. He’s been a sheep farmer for more than 25 years.
He previously served as president of the Indiana Sheep Association for four years and was elected to two terms on the Indiana Sheep and Wool Council.
Learn more about ASI at www.sheepusa.org.