In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) provided a slate of nominees for consideration for appointment as producer-directors of the American Lamb Board (ALB).
Cynthia Harrold (Ore.) and Betty Sampsel (Mont.) were put forward in the producer category representing 101-500 head of lambs. In the more than 500 head of lambs category for producers, Brad Boner (Wyo.), Lee Bloodworth (Texas) and Tim Indart (Calif.) were submitted as nominees for the board.
"I believe you will find this slate of nominees provides a full opportunity to appoint experienced and dedicated producers who have served their industry at the local, state and national levels and who meet the requirements of the order regarding size of operation," stated Glen Fisher (Texas), ASI president, in his letter to the secretary.
"These individuals are very capable of making decisions in cooperation with the feeding and packing sectors represented on this diverse, industry-wide board," concluded Fisher.
The results of the February nationwide ALB referendum are expected to be announced this month.
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33