American Lamb Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominees for the American Lamb Board. There are four openings: one producer with 100 or less lambs, one producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder with less than 5,000 lambs, one first handler and one seedstock producer. Members will serve three-year terms beginning in February 2021 and ending in February 2024.

Any U.S. producer, feeder, first handler or seedstock producer who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. To satisfy the requirements of the Lamb Promotion and Research Order, either the producer with 100 lambs or less or the producer with more than 500 lambs must be from Region 1.

USDA selects members nominated by Certified Nominating Organizations (CNO). As a certified nominating organization, the American Sheep Industry Association is accepting applications for ALB positions. 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 porwick@sheepusa.org by April 24, 2020.

CLICK HERE for the American Lamb Board application.

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.

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