Welcome to the California Wool Growers Association About Us - Awards Page.
The Golden Fleece Award
The Golden Fleece Award is presented each year to a living and active member of the California Wool Growers Association or a public official who through his or her position has made a lasting contribution to the California sheep industry. This is the “un-sung hero” award. Recipients are intended to be those individuals who have given unremitting support and service to the California sheep industry, and received little recognition for their efforts.
The Master Shepherd Award
The Master Shepherd Award is presented each year to an acting or past officer, director, chairperson, or committee member of the California Wool Growers Association. The individuals listed below have proven support and leadership within the Association and the Sheep Industry.
The Presidents Award
The Presidents Award is selected and given at the discretion of the acting President of the California Wool Growers Association. The Award is presented to those individuals who have assisted the acting President in achieving the Association’s goals and objectives.
The Retailer/Marketer Award
The Retailer/Marketer Award is given to an outstanding individual or company who markets the sheep industry above and beyond. This award was established in 1995 to honor those within the industry that exceeds marketing and retailing expectations.
150th Anniversary - Sheep Heritage Award
Sheep Heritage Award, which is a special Anniversary award that the CWGA presented at the 150th convention. The CWGA commends the Senator for her continued dedication towards the California Sheep Industry and California Agriculture.