The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the nomination period for solicitation of directors to the American Lamb Board (ALB) for next year. Two positions held by sheep producers are up for appointment: one for a producer who owns less than 100 head annually and one for a producer who owns more than 500 head annually. One of the nominees must be from Region 1-east of the Mississippi River. The two producer-director positions for which nominations are needed include those of Nick Forrest (Ohio) and Stan Potratz (Iowa). Forrest represents producers who own less than 100 head annually. He is not eligible to be re-nominated to the board because of term limits. Potratz represents producers with more than 500 head and is eligible for re-nomination. The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is a certified lamb nominating organization for producers and will be nominating a slate of producers to the secretary of agriculture for appointment to the board. Those interested in being considered producer nominees should contact their state sheep producer association, ASI director, regional representative or the ASI office. ASI is required to nominate at least two producers for each position. ASI encourages certified state associations to share their producer nominations with the office. Ohio Sheep producers should contact the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association office if interested in applying for these American Lamb Board positions. OSIA is a certified state association for these producer nominations.