Seeking Animal Health Committee Nominations
October 14, 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is seeking nominations for membership on the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Selected members will serve two-year terms.

The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health advises the Secretary of Agriculture on strategies, policies and programs to prevent, control or eradicate animal diseases. The committee considers agricultural initiatives of national scope and significance and advises on matters of public health, conservation of national resources, stability of livestock economies, livestock disease management and traceability strategies, prioritizing animal health imperatives and other related aspects of agriculture.

Terms will expire for the current members of the committee in 2017. The Secretary will select up to 20 members from across the agricultural community, including producers, processors, marketers, researchers, state and tribal agricultural agencies, trade associations and others, to obtain the broadest possible representation.

Sheep producers interested in being nominated to this committee can contact Peter Orwick at the American Sheep Industry Association at porwick@sheepusa.org or call him at 303-771-3500.