Alabama Peanut Farmers Meet

Clint Thompson Alabama, Peanuts

Peanut farmers from across Alabama were in Dothan last Thursday for the 2021 annual Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) meeting.

Bob Redding with The Redding Firm provided a Washington update at the meeting. Dr. Marshall Lamb, a research leader at the National Peanut Lab in Dawson, Georgia presented market update.

The APPA board members voted to re-elect their current officers. Carl Sanders of Coffee County has been president for 21 years and will continue to serve in that position. Mark Kaiser of Baldwin County will serve his 5th year as vice president, and Jerry Byrd of Dale County will serve his 21st year as treasurer. Delegates also elected open director positions for the APPA board. Baldwin County had two director seats open, as Mark Kaiser and Joel Sirmon were both re-elected to those positions. Carl Sanders was re-elected to hold the seat in Coffee County, while Ed White and Thomas Adams were re-elected to hold the two seats in Henry County.

The APPA is voluntarily funded by peanut growers in the state, and its programs are directed by a board of 15 growers.