An American Sheep Industry Wool Forum will provide participants information on domestic and international marketing of American wool, as well as an opportunity for input into wool marketing programs.

The forum is being sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) American Wool Council and will be held in Denver, Aug. 16 and 17.

The international session Aug. 16 will feature speakers discussing marketing wool on an international basis, including international financing, freight forwarding, e-commerce and marketing conditions in various wool importing countries.

The Aug. 17. session will provide forum participants with an opportunity to identify key issues in the U.S. wool industry. Information also will be presented on current wool programs being implemented through the Wool Trust Fund, the current funding source and program focus for the American Wool Council.

"In addition to participating in the international session, forum attendees will be able to help create and shape the future direction of American wool marketing programs," said Rita Kourlis Samuelson, ASI's international wool-pelt marketing director.

For more information about the wool forum, contact Kay Kitts, at (303) 771-3500, ext. 18.

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