If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors, you:
- Must be an active producer of sheep or goats in the United States;
- Must have expertise in finance and management; and
- Must have expertise in lamb, wool, goat, or goat product marketing; and
- Must be nominated by a national organization whose membership consists primarily of active sheep or goat producers in the United States; and the primary interest of the organization is the production of sheep or goats in the United States.
For the 2014-15 Board, there are the vacancies—two sheep or goat producer members and one person with expertise in marketing. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees nominated by the national certified producer organizations and members serve 3-year terms.
Nominations for a seat on the Board are due to USDA by the May 30, 2014.