ASI to Nominate Individuals for ALB, NSIIC
March 22, 2019

The American Sheep Industry Association is accepting nominations for directors to serve on both the American Lamb Board and the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center.

On the ALB, there will be four openings in 2020: a producer with less than 100 lambs, a producer with more than 500 lambs, an at-large feeder and a first handler. Any U.S. producer, feeder or first handler who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination.

The positions are open as producers Jim Percival and Diane Peavy, as well as feeder Dale Thorne and first handler Greg Ahart are not eligible for re-appointment in 2020.

The 13-member American Lamb Board is industry-funded and government-supervised, and supports the national marketing and promotion of sheep and sheep products.

Click Here for the nomination form.

Recognized as a nominating organization by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ASI will accept applications through April 17 for ALB positions before forwarding qualified applicants by USDA's May 1 deadline.

NSIIC has two openings for 2020: one for a sheep producer and one for a person with expertise in finance and management. USDA is seeking at least two nominations for each of these positions.

The mission of the sheep center is to improve the infrastructure of the American sheep industry by strengthening and enhancing the production and marketing of sheep and sheep products. NSIIC makes capital available through industry grants in an effort to increase production and improve production efficiency.

Click Here for the nomination form.

Recognized as a nominating organization by USDA, ASI will accept applications through April 17 for NSIIC positions before forwarding qualified applicants by USDA's June 10 deadline.

Anyone interested in applying for either ALB or NSIIC should first consult with representatives from their state sheep association. Applications should be submitted to ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick at porwick@sheepusa.org and nominations will be considered by the association's executive board.