The executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) will be holding its summer meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 14-15.
An important action item that will be taken up by the board will be nominations of members to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC) board. Three director seats are up for nomination, two producer slots and one marketing position.
"It seems like nominations were just submitted and appointments made for the sheep center," commented Peter Orwick, ASI executive director. "The initials terms were staggered to create a rotation on the board with some directors appointed for a single year term."
Linda Campbell (Va.) and Rochelle Oxarango (Idaho) hold the producer positions that expire. Both are eligible for reappointment. Dave Johnson (Wis.) holds the marketing seat that will expire, and he is also eligible for reappointment.
It is expected that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will want to receive nominations by July 15; therefore, any producer interested in being considered a nominee to this board should contact Peter Orwick at 303-771-3500, ext. 33, firstname.lastname@example.org, before the end of June to make him aware of your interest. ASI makes nominations for the producer seats on this board.
The primary agenda of the executive board will be the recommendation of the national wool program budget and the legislative budget of ASI for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The wool budget will be provided by the American Wool Council, which is meeting in San Angelo, Texas, on June 29-30, to review recommendations for the upcoming budget year.