The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominees for the American Lamb Board. Nominations are due May 11, 2020, for one producer with 100 or less lambs, one producer with more than 500 lambs, one feeder with less than 5,000 lambs, one first handler and one seedstock producer. Members will serve three-year terms beginning February 2021 and ending February 2024.
Any U.S. producer, feeder, first handler or seedstock producer who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination. To satisfy the requirements of the Lamb Promotion and Research Order, either the producer with 100 lambs or less or the producer with more than 500 lambs must be from Region 1.
USDA selects members nominated by Certified Nominating Organizations (CNO). More information about the nomination process, a list of CNOs and nomination forms are available on the AMS American Lamb Board webpage.
The 13-member American Lamb Board is industry-funded and supports the national marketing and promotion of sheep and sheep products. For more information, contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611 or Barbara.Josselyn@usda.gov.
Since 1966, Congress has authorized the development of 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. The Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight of 21 boards, paid for by industry assessments, which helps ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.
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