January 28, 2011
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Denver, Colo. - Clint Krebs of Ione, Ore., was elected vice president of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) at the 2011 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 22.

A fourth-generation sheep producer, Krebs, has been running sheep his entire life. He currently runs range ewes as well as operates a lamb feedlot. His only break from sheep was to get his bachelor's degree in agriculture economics from Oregon State University.

Before being elected to an ASI office, Krebs represented Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii on the ASI Executive Board. He has served as co-chair of the ASI Resource Management Council, has been a director for the National Lamb Feeders Association and currently serves as the chair of ASI's Re-Build the Sheep Inventory Committee. In addition, Krebs has served as past president of the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and has served as past chairman of the Oregon Sheep Commission.

Krebs and his wife, Maureen, have two daughters, Jessica Langley and Shelby, and a son, Cameron.

"I am both honored and excited to represent sheep producers with today's high prices and the challenges we have in front of us over the next two years. I know if we all work together, we can build sheep numbers, and I am looking forward to helping the U.S sheep industry with this important job," says Krebs of his election to the office of vice president.

Other officers elected to the ASI Executive Board at the convention were Margaret Soulen Hinson of Weiser, Idaho, to the office of president and Burton Pfliger of Bismarck, N.D., to the office of secretary/treasurer.

ASI is a national trade organization supported by 45 state sheep associations, benefiting the interests of more than 82,000 sheep producers.