NOVEMBER 7, 2014--ATLANTA – The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select first and second choices for an alternate to the National Peanut Board.
The nomination election will take place during a meeting on Nov. 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. (CST) at the Mississippi Farm Bureau, 6311 Ridgewood Road, in Jackson, MS 39211. All eligible peanut 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.
Joe Morgan of Hattiesburg is the newly-appointed Mississippi National Peanut Board member and the alternate position is currently vacant. The terms for the Mississippi board member and alternate will begin January 1, 2015.
USDA requires two nominees from each state for the position of alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Mississippi’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.
About the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association
The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association is organized and operated for educational and scientific purposes, to bring together, for cooperation and coordination, all persons, both public and private, interested in enhancing the production, marketing, distribution, and utilization of peanuts.