Board of Directors

NSIP Chairman

Reid Redden PhD
Sheep & Goat Specialist
Texas A & M Agrilife Extension
phone: 325-657-7324
email: Reid Redden PhD

Vice Chairman

Lynn Fahrmeier
13305 Flournoy School Rd.
Wellington, MO 64097
phone: 816-934-8651
email:  Lynn Fahrmeier

Vice Chairman

Ben Lehfeldt

Box 175
Lavina, MT 59046
phone: 406-636-2074
email:  Ben Lehfeldt

Secretary/Treasurer

Walt Williams
Sugar Creek Farm
2295 Ocean Ave
Wilton, IA 52778
phone:563-940-2843
email: Walt Williams

Breed Group Board Members

John Carlson, Phd.
JCC Polypay
13525 N 1050 Rd
Macomb, IL 61455
phone: 309-333-9798
email: John Carlson
breed group: Maternal

Bill Shultz
Bunker Hill Farm
3378 CR 21
DeGraff, OH 43318
phone: 937-585-6626
email: Bill Shultz
breed group: Terminal

Carl Ginapp
CMG Katahdins
19998 Vine Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
phone: 641-425-0592
email: Carl Ginapp
breed group: Hair

Rodney Kott, PhD. 
14017 South State Hwy 16
Frederickburg, TX 78624
email: Dr. Rodney Kott
breed group: Range

Breed Representative for Breeds who have 10 or more active flocks

James Morgan PhD.
18235 Wildlife Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72701
phone: 479-444-6075
fax: 479-444-8441
email: James Morgan PhD
breed: Katahdin

Brenda Reau
17315 Ida West Rd.
Petersburg, MI 49270-9404
email: Brenda Reau
breed: Suffolk

Todd Taylor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
W4858 Meek Rd
Arlington, WI 53911
phone: 608-846-5858
email: Todd Taylor
breed: Polypay

Kathy Soder, PhD.
5867 Eberle Rd
Petersburg, PA 16669
phone: 814-669-1374
email: Kathy Soder
breed: Dorset

Lisa Surber, PhD.
PO Box 5080

Bozeman, MT 59717

phone: 406-581-7772
email: Lisa Surber
breed: Targhee

Mark Roembke
3504 Country Aire Dr
Cedarburg, WI 53012
phone: 262-707-0032
email: Mark Roembke
breed: Hampshire

Matt Benz
34820 Oregon Trail Rd
St. Marys, KS 66536
phone: 701-870-4135
email: Matt Benz
breed: Rambouillet

Commercial Representatives

Cody Hiemke

Niman Ranch & Mapleton Mynd Shropshires
1773 Koshkonong
Stoughton, WI 53589
email: Cody Hiemke

Andrew Schafer
email: Andrew Schafer

Chair NSIP Technical Committee
Advisor to the NSIP Board

Ron Lewis, PhD.
Professor, Animal Breeding and Genomics
University of Nebraska
A218i Animal Science
Lincoln, NE 68583-0908
email: Ron Lewis

Goat Representative

Kenneth Andries, PhD.
Extension Specialist & Research Assistant Professor
107 Atwood
400 E Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
office phone: 502-597-5094
cell phone: 502-229-7707
email: Kenneth Andries PhD

National Sheep Improvement Program
PO Box 1258 | Ames, IA 50014 | Phone: 515-708-8850 | info@nsip.org