JANUARY 27, 2015--ATLANTA--The Florida Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Florida Peanut Producers will hold a nominations election to select an alternate to the National Peanut Board during the Florida Peanut Producers Association Annual Membership Meeting on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. (CST) at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex on Penn Avenue in Marianna, Fla. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.
Jeffery Pittman of Bascom is the current Florida National Peanut Board member and the alternate position is vacant. Only nominations for the alternate position will be accepted.
USDA requires two nominees for the alternate position. The National Peanut Board will submit Florida’s 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.
The Florida Peanut Producers Association is the state certified check-off organization for peanuts and represents Florida’s peanut producers in the areas of promotion, research and education.
The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and tools for improved efficiencies. Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA grown peanuts.
For more information please call the Florida Peanut Producers Association office at (850) 526-2590.