WASHINGTON – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer last week announced five appointments to the 2009 Lamb Promotion, Research and Information Board.

Members will serve three year terms.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the newly appointed board members are: Leo J. Tammi, Mount Sidney, Va., representing producers; C. Patricia Tirrell, Charlotte, Mich., representing feeders and Edward M. Allaway, Tinley Park, Ill. representing first handlers.

Reappointed board members are: David J. Trotter, Marysville, Ind., representing producers and Laurie K. Hubbard, Bellefonte, Pa., representing seedstock producers.

The 13-member board is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer and three first-handlers. The Secretary of Agriculture appoints approximately one-third of all board members each year.

The USDA said that the Lamb Board was developed to strengthen and expand the market for ovine animals and products.


Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture