June 29, 2012
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) made nominations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health and to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.
Cindy Wolf, DVM, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, was put forward for the Animal Health Committee. Wolf is known nationally as a small ruminant specialist. She has spent the last 27 years working with many diverse groups on animal health such as ASI's Animal Health Committee, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the Student Externship Opportunity Committee of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, United States Animal Health Association and American Veterinary Medical Association.
The nomination to the NAREEE advisory board is Will Getz, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.
Getz has spent the last 45 years involved in livestock production as an owner, manager and technical advisor. He is responsible for 700 acres of diversified livestock and various grain crop areas with the university. He maintains and uses financial records and profit/loss statements for various livestock enterprises including production and has specialized experience in international animal agriculture development with a special focus on ruminant livestock and agricultural systems.
"ASI believes that it is beneficial to have members on these committees who are very knowledgeable of sheep production," said Margaret Soulen Hinson, ASI president. "It would be difficult to find better candidates than Cindy and Will."