New National Honey Board members Sworn In at March Board Meeting


Firestone, Colo. - Several new Board Members and alternates recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack attended the National Honey Board's meeting on March 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pictured here (from left to right) are Hans J. Boedeker, Importer-Handler member; Kimberly Coy, Marketing Specialist, USDA/AMS; Nancy J. Gamber-Olcott, First Handler member; Charles Kocot, Importer alternate; Mark A. Jensen, Producer member; Eric S. Wenger, First Handler alternate. Following a brief orientation of the duties and responsibilities for Board members, the new appointees were welcomed and sworn in by Kimberly Coy.

During the meeting the Board reviewed and accepted the 2011 audited financial statements and report, reviewed marketing and research plans for 2012, and approved amendments to the 2012 budget. The Board also elected new officers, including Brent Barkman, Chairperson; Mark Mammen, Vice-Chairperson; and Nancy J. Gamber-Olcott, Secretary/Treasurer. The next meeting of the National Honey Board is scheduled for October 16-17 in Denver, Colorado.

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