February 8, 2012

 

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February 8, 2012

DON GNOS WILL REPRESENT FEEDERS
ON ASI EXECUTIVE BOARD


For more information, contact:
Peter Orwick, 303-771-3500, ext. 35 or porwick@sheepusa.org
Judy Malone, 303-771-3500, ext. 33 or judym@sheepusa.org

Denver, Colo.
-- Don Gnos, Albany, Ore., was elected to represent the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) on the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Executive Board during the 2012 ASI/NLFA Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan. 28.

Gnos runs 1,200 ewes on rye grass year-round as well as up to 6,000 head of feeder lambs. His flock consists of cross-bred Romney-Coopworth type ewes. Gnos was raised on a dairy farm in Otis, Ore., and still owns the land that has been in his family since the 1860s. Upon returning home from the service in 1960, he took a job sacking wool, which led to shearing and then to raising sheep.

Gnos served as NLFA's vice president from 2008-2010 and, most recently, ended his two-year term as president. The immediate past president of NLFA goes on to represent the organization on the ASI Executive Board. Gnos also served as second vice president and board member of the Oregon Sheep Growers Association. He has been a part of the Tri-lamb delegation for the last four years.

Gnos has one son, two daughters and eight grandchildren.

"I am happy to be on the ASI board," says Gnos. "I see my role as being one that provides a voice for the feeders, to protect the interests of this group of producers and to continue the forward movement of the NLFA Leadership School."

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

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