he U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the nomination period for solicitation of directors to the American Lamb Board (ALB). Two positions held by sheep producers are up for appointment this year: one for producers who own 100 head or less annually and one for producers who own more than 500 head annually.
The two producer-director positions for which nominations are needed include those of Nick Forrest (Ohio) and Lorin Moench, Jr. (Utah). Forrest represents producers who own 100 head or less annually. Moench represents producers who own more than 500 head annually. Forrest is 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 these positions. Nominees for both positions may be from either the eastern or western region of the United States.
Those interested in being considered as producer nominees to this board should contact their state sheep producer association or ASI director or regional representative. Applications must be received at the ASI office on or before May 5.