March 23, 2007
March 23, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the nomination period for solicitation to the Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Board, more commonly know as the American Lamb Board (ALB). Four positions are up for appointment this year--two producer slots, one feeder position and one first handler.
The two producer-director positions for which nominations are needed include those of Sandra Snider (Wyo.) and Lorin Moench, Jr. (Utah). Snider represents producers who own 100 head or less annually. Moench represents producers who own more than 500 head annually. Both Snider and Moench are eligible to be re-nominated to the board.
As a certified national organization, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is authorized to nominate individuals to the two producer positions. Nominees for both positions may be from either the eastern or western region of the United States. AMS requires a minimum of two nominees for each director seat.
Those interested in being considered as producer nominees to this board should contact their state sheep producer association, ASI regional representative or ASI state director. Applications must be received at the ASI office on or before Friday, April 13, in order to allow time for the ASI executive board to meet to finalize nominee selections to be submitted to AMS by Monday, April 30, 2007.
The terms of Spence Rule (Colo.), a feeder, and Teddie Crippen (Ore.), a first handler, are also expiring in December. Individuals interested in being nominated to these positions may contact the ALB for a list of certified nominating organizations at 866-327-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org