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Geske named to national sheep boardGeske named to national sheep board

The New Prague, Minn., farmer will serve on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center board of directors.

Paula Mohr

February 9, 2018

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Paula Mohr

Jeremy Geske was one of three members recently appointed by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center board of directors.

Geske, a producer from New Prague, Minn., will serve with new appointees Brenda Reau, a Michigan producer, and Steve Lewis, a marketing expert from New Mexico.

“I’m excited to be appointed to the board and am honored to serve sheep producers in that capacity,” Geske says. “I look forward to getting to know the rest of the board and learning more about our role in helping to improve the U.S. sheep industry.”

The board is composed of seven voting members and two nonvoting members. Voting members of the board include four members who are active producers of sheep in the U.S., two members who have expertise in finance and management, and one member with expertise in lamb, wool or lamb product marketing. Nonvoting members of the board include the USDA undersecretaries for Marketing and Regulatory Programs; and Research, Education and Economics. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides oversight of the center.

For more information, visit the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center at nsiic.org.


About the Author(s)

Paula Mohr

Editor, The Farmer

Paula Mohr has been editor of The Farmer since 2004. She enjoys covering a wide range of topics that are of interest to Minnesota producers.

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