Membership Types

There are four classes of membership in NCWGA:

Regular Membership

Regular Members are 19 years of age or older, producers of naturally colored sheep, and in good standing with the Association, meaning dues for the fiscal year are paid. They are entitled to attend regular meetings, hold office, and vote.

Junior Membership

Junior Members are under 19 years of age, producers of naturally colored sheep, and in good standing with the Association, meaning dues for the fiscal year are paid. They are entitled to attend regular meetings.

Associate Membership

Associate Members are not producers of naturally colored sheep, but have been approved for membership by the Board of Directors, and are in good standing with the Association, meaning dues for the fiscal year are paid. They are entitled to attend regular meetings.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Members are 19 years of age or older who are not otherwise eligible to be a member, but have performed services in behalf of the Association warranting appointment. They have all right and privileges as a regular member in good standing.

Membership Benefits

  • Registration of naturally-colored purebred and crossbred sheep
  • Pedigree service on NCWGA registered animals
  • Annual subscription to The Marker, the quarterly publication of the NCWGA
  • Listing in the Membership Directory
  • 50% discount on advertising in the The Marker
  • Participation in the annual NCWGA National Show
  • Volunteer positions for our active members
  • NCWGA Scholarship program