The deadline to submit nominations to the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) for positions on the American Lamb Board (ALB) is just one week away -- Friday, April 15.
Two sheep producer positions are up for appointment in 2012. One position is for a producer who owns 100 head or less annually and one position is for a producer who owns more than 500 head annually.
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.
ASI will be submitting two nominees for each of the open producer-director seats to the secretary of agriculture for appointment to the board.
Those interested in being considered as a producer nominee to this board should contact their state sheep producer association, ASI director or regional representative.
ALB is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American lamb industry. The board's focus is on increasing the demand for lamb by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits and culinary versatility of American lamb.