USDA Accepting Applications to Nominate Future ALB Members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service is accepting applications from organizations representing lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders or first handers interested in nominating future members to the American Lamb Board. Applications are due by March 7.

The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are:
  • the membership of the organization consists primarily of producers, seedstock producers, feeders or first handlers who market or handle a substantial quantity of lamb or lamb products; and
  • a primary purpose of the organization is in the production or marketing of lamb or lamb products.
Any organization or association that wants to be certified to nominate board members must complete an application found at Upon review of the application, USDA will notify the organization or association whether or not it has been certified.

Organizations currently certified do not need to reapply.

For additional information regarding the certification process, contact James Brow, Research and Promotion Division, at (202) 720-0633 or email at