Sheep center board members appointed
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week appointed two members to the board of directors of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center. The two members will serve three-year terms of office beginning January 2017.
Re-appointed to the board representing sheep producers is Marsha Spykerman, Sibley, Iowa. Appointed to the board representing expertise in finance and management is Francisco Iturriria, Bakersfield, Calif.
“I think both of these individuals will be great assets to our board,” said Glen Fisher (Texas), NSIIC chairman.
The sheep center was established as part of the 2008 Farm Bill and is designed to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. sheep industry. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight of the center.
–American Sheep Industry