Nominations for Lamb Board Due May 1
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the American Lamb Board. The deadline for nominations is May 1.
There are four vacancies on the board. Two vacancies will occur for producers: one position for a producer with 101-500 head of lamb and one position for a producer with more than 500 head of lamb; one feeder position of more than 5,000 head of lamb from Region 2; and one first-handler position.
For the producer positions, one must be from Region 1 and the other may be from either Region.
Any producer, feeder, or first handler within the United States that owns or purchases lambs can be considered for nomination.
A lamb producer, feeder, seedstock producer, or first handler must be nominated by USDA Certified Nominating Organizations. Each nominee must complete and submit all applicable forms.
USDA encourages board membership that reflects the diversity of the individuals served by its industry. Diversity includes gender, race, disability, length of service, and size and type of operation.
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 1966. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from nominees submitted by USDA Certified Nominating Organizations.
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides oversight to research and promotion programs, which are industry-funded. AMS helps to ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.
To nominate a candidate before May 1, or to find more information on board nominations and to locate the USDA Certified Nominating Organization in your state or region, visit: www.ams.usda.gov/LambNominationInformation.