USDA Taking Nominations for American Lamb Board

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominations for positions on the 2018 American Lamb Board.

There are five vacancies for the 2018 Board. The vacancies include one position for a producer with less than 100 lambs, one position for a producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder position with less than 5,000 lambs, one first handler position, and one seedstock producer position.

Any producer, feeder, first handler or seedstock 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 and the ASI Executive Board member from their region. Applications for openings should be submitted to ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick at by May 5. Find more information and access the nomination form here.

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