Sept. 19, 2016—ATLANTA— United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed three members and three alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2019. The members and alternates will be sworn in by USDA at the quarterly National Peanut Board Meeting Dec. 6-7, 2016.
The path to life as a farmer is unique for National Peanut Board At-large member Eileen Jordan of Rayville, Louisiana. She began both her career as a dental hygienist and her marriage to former NPB Chairman Vic Jordan in 1980 and transitioned into a full-time life as a farmer in 2014.
APRIL 5, 2016--ATLANTA –Members of the National Peanut Board met for a Grower Listening Session and information exchange with peanut producers from the Oklahoma Peanut Commission and researchers from the Oklahoma USDA Research Facility during the quarterly board meeting March 29 and 30 in Oklahoma City.
MARCH 1, 2016--ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for March 29 and 30, 2016, at The Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla. The meeting will include a Grower Listening Session with an information exchange between the National Peanut Board and the Oklahoma Peanut Commission. In addition, a tour of the Oklahoma State University Research Facility in Stillwater, Okla., is planned.
FEBRUARY 10, 2016--ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board held its quarterly board meeting in Atlanta Feb. 3-4, 2016 and addressed funding for FY-16 state production research projects. Recommendations for 51 project proposals totaling $1.98 million were reviewed and approved. Since 2001, NPB has invested more than $25 million in production research.
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