The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the American Egg Board to fill nine members and nine alternate vacancies for the 2019-20 term.
The deadline for nominations is June 29, 2018. Any egg producers owning 75,000 or more laying hens may be nominated. An egg producer must be nominated by a certified nominating organization. USDA will select appointees from the nominated producers.
Nomination forms and a list of the six areas and the certified eligible operations within each are available on the American Egg Board page on the AMS website.
The American Egg Board is composed of 18 members and 18 alternates. The board administers the egg research and promotion program authorized by the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act of 1974. Since 1966, Congress has authorized the establishment of 22 industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool their resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which helps to ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.
For more information, contact Agricultural Marketing Specialist Jason Julian at (202) 731-2149, email Jason.Julian@ams.usda.gov or fax (202) 720-1125. You may also send mail to Research and Promotion Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program; AMS, USDA, Room 2610-S; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, D.C. 20250-0249