September 15, 2003
American Lamb Board News
ASI Makes ALB Nominations
The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced in an April edition of the Federal Register its acceptance of nominations for upcoming vacancies to the American Lamb Board (ALB). As a result, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) provided a slate of nominees for consideration for appointment as ALB producer directors.
In the 101-500 head of lamb category, ASI re-nominated existing board member Margaret Magruder from Oregon. Magruder has a strong livestock background and is an active member of numerous agricultural associations. Also nominated in this category was Leon Jarvis of Utah, who has been engaged in ranching and farming for 51 years.
Thomas Kourlis, a lifelong rancher from Colorado and current board chairman, is nominated in the 500+ head of lamb category along with Arthur ?Chico? Denis, a self-employed rancher and farmer who has been associated with the sheep industry since 1959.
?ASI undertook the serious responsibility of leading our industry through the process of establishing a national check-off for American lamb,? said ASI President and Ohio sheep producer Guy Flora. ?We, likewise, have taken serious steps to provide a highly qualified slate of nominees, whom we believe, upon appointment, will make this new program not only work but work well for the industry.?
Two producer director seats are up for appointment each year under the schedule established by USDA with consideration required for size of operation and geographic location.
American Lamb Board Opens Office
Dan Borschke, executive director for the American Lamb Board (ALB), in late July announced the opening of the ALB office. Borschke encouraged anyone with questions or comments to contact ALB utilizing the following information:
American Lamb Board
7900 E. Union Avenue, #1003
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: (303) 217-7598