JANUARY 14, 2014--ATLANTA--The Virginia Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during the Association’s annual meeting on Feb. 6 at 9:00am at the Southeast 4-H Center in Wakefield. 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.
John Crumpler II of Suffolk is the current Virginia National Peanut Board member and Paul Rogers of Wakefield serves as the alternate. The term for the current Virginia board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2014.
USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Virginia’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 Virginia Peanut Growers Association is the peanut grower organization in Virginia. Its purpose is to conduct promotion, education and research activities for Virginia type peanuts.