Sheep Center Nominations Open

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) board of directors. Nominations are due to the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) by May 1.

The board will have three vacancies. Members whose appointments will expire are Linda Campbell (Va.) and Rochelle Oxarango (Idaho), both representing producers, and Greg Ahart (Calif.), representing expertise in marketing. All current members are eligible to be re-nominated to their current position.

ASI is certified to nominate members to the NSIIC board. The ASI executive board will meet via a conference call in May to make nominations. Nomination forms and information can be found at www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/NSIIC.

The sheep center was established as part of the 2008 Farm Bill and its board administers a grant program designed to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. sheep and goat industries.