May 20, 2005
May 20, 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking applications from certified national, state and regional lamb organizations/associations to fill vacant positions on the Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Board, also known as the American Lamb Board (ALB). Five positions conclude December 2005; two producer representatives, one feeder representative, one first-handler and one seedstock producer.
As a certified national association, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is able to nominate individuals to the producer positions. Both open producer positions must be filled by individuals from states east of the Mississippi River. One position must be filled by a producer who owns annually 100 or less head of lambs, while the other position may be filled by a producer with any size production.
Those interested in being considered as producer nominees to this board should contact their ASI regional representative, or ASI state director. Applications must be received at AMS on or before June 10, 2005. The ASI Executive Board will be meeting on June 2 to finalize nominee selections to be submitted to AMS.
The ALB is a 13-member board comprised of producers, feeders, seedstock producers and first handlers, appointed by the secretary of agriculture, to administer the activities of the American lamb industry funded program initiated in 2002.