The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominees for the American Lamb Board to succeed four members with terms that expire in February 2023. Nominations are needed to succeed members that include one producer with 100 or less lambs, one producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder at-large, and one first handler.
Any American producer, feeder or first handler who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination.
To satisfy the requirements of the Lamb Promotion and Research Order, the producers with 100 or less lambs or the producers with more than 500 lambs can be from either of ALB’s two regions: the area east of the Mississippi River or the area west of the Mississippi River. The at-large feeder nominees must be from Region 1: the area east of the Mississippi River.
Producers, feeders, or first handler must be nominated by certified nominating organizations and submit a completed application. The American Sheep Industry Association is one such nominating organization.
Applications — including the agreement to serve form — must be submitted by May 15 to ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick at email@example.com.
The Secretary of Agriculture will select individuals from the nominations submitted.
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. the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.