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Five State Peanut Organizations Seek National Peanut Board Nominees

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

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(NPB) — The Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, North Carolina Peanut Growers Association and the Virginia Peanut Growers Association are seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  

Nominations election meetings will be held to select two nominees each for member and alternate from each area to serve on the National Peanut Board. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of the crop.

The schedule is as follows:

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The Alabama Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting Thursday, February 6, at the close of the AL-FL Peanut Trade Show at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US-231, Dothan, Ala.

Tom Corcoran of Eufala is the current Alabama National Peanut Board member and Thomas Adams of Newville serves as the current alternate.

The Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting Thursday, February 20 during the FPPA annual meeting. Registration for the annual meeting is at 6:00 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Fla.

William Carte of Live Oak is the current Florida National Peanut Board member and Jeremy Rolling of Westville serves as the current alternate.

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during the MPGA annual meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m., at Lake Terrace Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Joe Morgan of Hattiesburg is the current Mississippi National Peanut Board member and Lonnie Fortner of Port Gibson serves as the current alternate.

The North Carolina Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Friday, March 6; time and place to be announced. 

Dan Ward of Clarkton is the current North Carolina National Peanut Board member and Ray Garner Jr. of Roanoke Rapids serves as the current alternate.

The Virginia Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Wednesday, February 26 following the state peanut production meeting held that morning at the Workforce Development Center, 100 N. College Drive, Franklin, Va.

Paul Rogers III of Wakefield is the current Virginia National Peanut Board member and Westley Drake of Newsoms serves as the current alternate.

The terms for the current Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia members and alternates expire Dec. 31, 2020.

USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit the slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments.

The National Peanut Board encourages inclusion of persons of any race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status. NPB encourages all persons who qualify as peanut producers to attend the meeting and run for nomination. 

It is USDA’s policy that membership on industry-government boards and committees accurately reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.

Source: National Peanut Board