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How to Serve on the National Dairy Promotion & Research Board  
Members of national promotion and research boards are nominated by industry representatives or organizations and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. They serve a vital role in overseeing board operations. It is USDA's policy that board membership accurately reflects the diversity of individuals served by the programs. Therefore, USDA encourages eligible women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to seek nomination to serve on the boards and participate in their deliberations. Each year, approximately 1/3 of the membership of each group must be reappointed. Members may serve up to two three-year terms.

National Dairy Board  


The Dairy Board is comprised of 38 members. Thirty-six dairy producer members represent 12 geographic regions within the United States and two members represent dairy importers. Dairy Board members serve 3-year terms, with no member serving more than 2 consecutive terms. Members are selected by the Secretary from nominations submitted by dairy producer organizations, dairy importer organizations, interested parties, general farm organizations, Qualified Programs, or other means as determined by the Secretary.


Term of Office and Nomination Process  

The Secretary solicits nominations for the Dairy Board from dairy producers, dairy importers, and other interested parties. Dairy producers and other interested parties may submit nominations for positions on the Board for regions in which they are located.

News Release –April 15, 2015 -- USDA Seeks Nominees to National Dairy Board


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  Last Modified Date: 04/16/2015