USDA Announces Appointments to the National Honey Board

August 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of eight individuals to serve three-year terms on the National Honey Board.

Newly appointed members are:

Joseph Sanroma, Lecompte, La.
Alan Turanski, Eugene, Ore.
Michelle Poulk, Wimberley, Texas
Darren Cox, Mendon, Utah

Newly appointed alternates are:

Maren Martin, Santa Ana, Calif.
Lisa Hansel, Sioux City, Iowa
Jeff Hull, Battle Lake, Minn.
Andy Sargeantson, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 20-member National Honey Board is comprised of three first handler representatives, two importer representatives, one importer-handler representative, three producer representatives, one marketing cooperative representative and their alternates.

More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service National Honey Board webpage and on the board’s website at

Since 1966, Congress has authorized 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.

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