March 1, 2013
The executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) this week agreed on appointments to its many councils and committees that support the work of the sheep industry.
President Clint Krebs (Ore.), who led the charge by assigning council and committee leadership stated, "The sheep industry is grateful to the many producers and industry affiliates who offer up their time and expertise to do the work of the industry. Without the dedication of our many volunteers, the association would be able to complete only a portion of the work laid out before it."
Appointment letters are being mailed today to more than 200 sheep producers and feeders nationwide.
The American Wool Council appointees will oversee the largest share of ASI's programs and workload. The Legislative Action Council receives a large number of nominations and is the biggest council of volunteer leaders, which is fitting since ASI is the national trade association with an office in Washington, D.C. The animal health, predator management and lamb groups all follow suit with considerable interest from sheep producers who wish to have input on the association's policies and the tie back to the U.S. Department of Agriculture whether it be livestock protection, disease, trade or regulatory issues.
Attendees were reminded of the May 6-8 dates of the upcoming ASI Legislative Trip to Washington, D.C., and encouraged to participate.