The executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) nominated individuals to fill three director seats on the board of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (NSIIC). Two positions are for active producers of sheep or goats and one position is for a member who has expertise in the marketing field.
Linda Campbell (Va.) and Rochelle Oxarango (Idaho) were re-nominated for the producer positions by the ASI executive board as both are eligible for a second term. Also eligible for a second term, Dave Johnson (Wis.) was re-nominated for the marketing seat.
Policy requires that all nominations provide two names for each open seat. Therefore, the ASI board also nominated Steve Burton (Utah) and George Wherry (Pa.) as producer nominees and Greg Ahart (Calif.) for the marketing seat.
"We are very proud to place these individuals in consideration for appointment to the board of directors of the center," commented Margaret Soulen Hinson (Idaho) ASI president. "The center remains a top priority of our organization and we recognize the necessity of dedicated, well-informed and diligent directors to implement the missions and goals set forward by this board."
The center is preparing to provide guidance for their grant program in the coming weeks in order to disburse a $1 million dollars that ASI secured in 2008.