The sale of wool or sheep in Indiana will have a special assessment tacked on to it beginning next month.
Members of the industry approved the checkoff program this summer after a petition initiated the process last year. The 0.5% assessment for each transaction is expected to raise $30,000-$40,000 annually.
Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue (ARP), administered the check-off process. ARP is within the College of Agriculture.
He says funds may be used for promotion, consumer and producer education, and research.