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NLFA Seeking Nominees for the National Sheep Center Board

Submitted May, 2015.

The National Lamb Feeders Association is one of the organizations certified by USDA, AMS to submit nominations for appointment to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors (NSIIC). NLFA invites any interested individual or any sheep/goat organization interested in submitting a name for possible appointment to contact the NLFA office.

There are three positions on the Sheep Center Board subject to appointment in 2016. Two positions are for producers and the other is for an individual with expertise in finance and management. Janet Mawhinney of Pennsylvania represents producers and is eligible for reappointment for a second term. Glen Fisher of Texas represents the finance/management position and he is also eligible for reappointment. The third vacancy was created by the untimely death of Clark Willis of Utah. Mr. Willis also represented producers.

The Secretary of Agriculture appoints the board members and they serve a three-year term. The NSIIC board administers a grant program designed to improve the competitiveness of the US sheep and goat industries.

The diversity of nominees is a very important consideration. USDA is committed to insuring the Board membership reflects diversity in the size of operations, experience of members, methods of production and distribution, marketing strategies, and other distinguishing factors. 

Nominations are due to USDA by June 22, 2015. In order to allow time to complete the nomination paperwork, NLFA asks for the names of all potential nominees to be submitted to NLFA by June 10, 2015.

Questions may be directed to the NLFA office: phone (503) 364-5462 or through email