October 3, 2008
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer on Thursday announced five appointments to the 2009 American Lamb Board (ALB). Appointees will serve three-year terms. ALB was developed by the sheep industry to promote American lamb and sheep products.
Newly appointed board members are Leo J. Tammi, Mount Sidney, Va., representing producers; C. Patricia Tirrell, Charlotte, Mich., representing feeders; and Edward M. Allaway, Tinley Park, Ill., representing first handlers. Reappointed to the board are David J. Trotter, Marysville, Ind., representing producers and Laurie K. Hubbard, Bellefonte, Pa., representing seedstock producers.
American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) president Burdell Johnson stated that the organization is pleased the secretary used our producer nominations.
The 13-member board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer and three first handlers. The secretary of agriculture appoints approximately one-third of all board members each year.
ASI, a certified national nominating organization for producer members to the lamb board, supported the nominations of Trotter and Tammi for producer positions to the board as well as David McEwen (Mont.), Fred Pugh (N.C.) and Warren Cude (Texas). Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33