The deadline to submit nominations to the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) for positions on the American Lamb Board (ALB) and to the Wildlife Service's (WS) Advisory Committee are drawing near.
Two sheep producer positions on the ALB are up for appointment next year: one for a producer who owns 100 head or less annually and one for a producer who owns more than 500 head annually. ASI will be submitting two nominees for each of the open producer-director seats. Leo Tammi (Va.), representing producers with 500 head or more, is eligible to be re-nominated to this seat. One director must be located east of the Mississippi River, and the other director has no restriction on the location of the operation.
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) will be nominating a slate of producers to the secretary of agriculture for appointment to the board. Nominees for both positions may be from either the eastern or western region of the United States.
Anyone interested in being considered as a producer nominee to this board should contact their state sheep producer association, ASI director or regional representative. Applications must be received at the ASI office by April 15.
The National WS Advisory Committee has been reinstated by the Secretary of Agriculture for a two-year period. Individuals wishing to be nominated by ASI to this committee are asked to contact Peter Orwick, email@example.com, to express interest and to receive the brief background application forms required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to accompany nominations.
All nominations must be received by the secretary on or before April 12.
The purpose of the committee is to advise the secretary on policies, program issues and research needed to conduct the WS program. The committee also serves as a public forum enabling those affected by the WS program to have a voice in the program's policies.