April 25, 2008
April 25, 2008 -- Sheep producers interested in nomination as a volunteer director to the American Lamb Board (ALB) should contact the American Sheep Industry Association as the nomination period is ending in May. Five director slots are up for appointment this year--two producer slots, one feeder, one first handler and one seedstock position.
The two producer-director positions for which nominations are needed include those of David Trotter (Ind.) and John Oswalt (Mich.). Trotter represents producers who own 100 head of sheep or less annually. Oswalt represents producers who own more than 500 head of sheep annually. Both represent Region 1, which consists of the states east of the Mississippi River. Trotter is eligible to be re-nominated to the board; however, Oswalt is not eligible for re-appointment as he has completed the limit of two consecutive three-year terms.
Producers fitting these specifications who are interested in being considered as producer nominees to this board should contact their state sheep producer association, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) regional representative or the ASI state director. As a certified national organization, ASI is authorized to nominate individuals for the two producer positions and is required by the Agricultural Marketing Service to nominate a minimum of two nominees for each director seat.
Applications, which are available at http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateE&navID=LambProgramForms&rightNav1=LambProgramForms&topNav=&leftNav=IndustryMarketingandPromotion&page=LambCheckoffProgramForms&resultType=&acct=lspromores
, must be received at the ASI office on or before Friday, May 2.
The terms of Joe Harper (W.Va.), a feeder; Bill Brennan (Iowa), a first handler; and Laurie Hubbard (Pa.), a seedstock producer, are also expiring in December. Hubbard is eligible for re-appointment; however, Harper and Brennan are term limited. Individuals interested in being nominated to these positions may contact the ALB for a list of certified nominating organizations at 866-327-5262 or email@example.com
. Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33