NLFA Elects Officers and Directors
March 31, 2005
March/April 2005 -- The National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA), in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry Association, held their 2005 annual meeting in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 27.
This year's joint convention drew a record attendance from all segments of the sheep industry and demonstrated a strong sense of unity. NLFA President Tom Watson commented on the success of this year's meeting.
"This was, by far, one of the best conventions and best attended industry events we have seen," said Watson. "We thank John Ascuaga for welcoming our industry to Reno. The entire program was upbeat and optimistic. NLFA is looking forward to joining with ASI again in 2006, when the convention moves to Phoenix, Ariz."
Prior to the NLFA business meeting, the board of directors met to discuss activities for the upcoming year, including plans to compile a roster of ultrasound technicians throughout the country and preparations for the Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School. The Leadership School will be held July 10-14, 2005, in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with Ohio State University's Lamb 509 class.
Election of NLFA officers and directors were conducted during the business meeting. Members re-elected to the current slate of offices for one more year were: Tom Watson, Ore., president; Don Beerwinkle, Texas, vice president; Clay Drake, Colo., treasurer; and Karin Watson, Ore., secretary.
Both Martin Auza, Ariz., and Ernest Woodward, Texas, were re-elected to another three-year term on the board of directors.
Continuing their term of office as directors are: Clint Krebs, Ore.; Dan Lippert, Minn.; Don Gnos, Ore.; and Jeff Hasbrouck, Colo.