NLFA Seeking Nominees for American Lamb Board Positions

Apr 01, 2016

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for the American Lamb Board. Any producer, feeder, or first handler within the U.S. who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. 

There are four vacancies on the board this year: two producers, one feeder, and one first-handler position. The deadline for nominations for these positions is May 16.

The National Lamb Feeders Association is certified to submit nominations in two categories: feeders and first handlers.

The feeder representative whose term expires this year is Dale Thorne (Michigan). Greg Ahart (California) holds the first handler position, which also expires this year. Both Thorne and Ahart are eligible to serve another term.

Industry members interested in a nomination for either the feeder or first handler position should contact the National Lamb Feeders Association, info@nlfa-sheep.org to obtain the required forms. Nominees must fill out a background information form AD-755 and sign the Agreement to serve. The forms may be requested from NLFA or downloaded from the USDA web site: www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/lamb.

Producers interested in having their name put forward as a nominee for the American Lamb Board should contact the American Sheep Industry Association before May 6th to complete the required forms. Contact Peter at porwick@sheepusa.org or Mary at mary@sheepusa.org for details.

Due to an earlier resignation from the American Lamb Board, one additional first handler position is also open. Nominations for this vacancy are due to AMS by April 15. Please contact NLFA immediately for more information about this vacancy.

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