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October 21, 2014

Pickens County farmer Tammy Doughty will serve a three-year term on the American Lamb Board.

Pickens County farmer Tammy Doughty will serve a three-year term on the American Lamb Board (ALB) starting January 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced appointments to the board Oct. 17.

Doughty, who has raised Dorpers for the Pennsylvania Dutch market on her farm in Reform for 12 years, will represent feeders on the board. She serves on the Alabama Farmers Federation State Meat Goat & Sheep Committee and is a member of the National Lamb Feeders Association and the American Sheep Industry’s Young Sheep Entrepreneurs Committee.

“Tammy is extremely deserving of this prestigious appointment,” said Federation Meat Goat & Sheep Division Director Nate Jaeger. “She is a dedicated farmer and great spokesperson for lamb promotion. We wish her the best of luck in this new role.”

The ALB is composed of six producers, three feeders, one seedstock producer and three first handlers. The U.S. secretary of agriculture appoints one third of the board members each year.

Other appointments were Texas farmer David Quam who will represent producers and Colorado farmer Elizabeth Dressler who will represent first handlers. Joanne Nissen of California, representing producers, and Wes Patton of California, representing seedstock producers, were reappointed to serve a second three-year term with ALB.

ALB is a national promotion, research and information organization whose purpose is to strengthen the position of lamb and lamb products in domestic and foreign markets. The work of the Board is overseen by the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service.

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