American Lamb Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominations for positions on the 2019 American Lamb Board.

There are four vacancies for the 2020 Board. The vacancies include one position for a producer with 100 or less lambs, one position for a producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder position with any size operations, and one first handler position.

Any producer, feeder, or first handler producer within the U.S. that owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. Candidates must be nominated by USDA Certified Nominating Organizations and complete all nomination forms. As a certified organization, the American Sheep Industry Association is accepting applications for consideration.

Anyone interested in applying should first consult with representatives from their state sheep association. Applications for openings should be submitted to ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick at by April 17, 2019.

CLICK HERE for the American Lamb Board application.

For more information on Board nominations and a list of USDA Certified Nominating Organizations in your state or region, visit the American Lamb Board page on the AMS website.

Composed of 13 members representing two geographical regions, the Board administers a research and promotion program authorized by the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996. USDA encourages board membership that reflects the diversity of the individuals served by its industry.

Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 research and promotion boards that are industry-funded and empower agricultural industries with a framework to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.