The U.S. Department of Agriculture is asking dairy producer and farm organizations to nominate candidates to serve on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Nominations must be submitted by June 18, 2010.
The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint 12 individuals from those nominated to succeed members whose terms expire Oct. 31, 2010. The 12 new members will serve 3-year terms beginning Nov. 1, 2010, and ending Oct. 31, 2013.
USDA will accept nominations from the following regions: Region 2 (California); Region 3 (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming); Region 4 (Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas); Region 6 (Wisconsin); Region 9 (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia); Region 10 (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia); Region 11 (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania); and Region 12 (New York). Five members will be appointed for Region 2 (California), and one member for each of the remaining seven regions.
For nominating forms and information, contact Whitney A. Rick, Chief, Promotion and Research Branch, Dairy Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 2958-S, Stop 0233, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-0233; telephone (202) 720-6909; fax (202) 720-0285; or E-mail at email@example.com or http://www.ams.usda.gov/dairy/dairyrp.htm