Rogers is the 2023 chairman of the board and representative from Virginia. Rogers served as vice chairman of the board last year. In partnership with his father, also named Paul, Rogers is a producer of cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, wheat and timber. Rogers graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering technology and has been farming since graduating in 1997.
Rogers serves as director of several agricultural organizations including the Virginia Crop Improvement Association, Virginia Cotton Growers Association, Virginia Farm Bureau Cotton Advisory Board, Virginia Cotton Board, Surry County Farm Bureau, local Southern States Petroleum Co-op and as a current delegate for the National Cotton Council Producers.
Rogers is a two-time past-president of the Wakefield Ruritan Club and is on the board of directors of the Wakefield Sportsman Club. He has been involved in coaching for over a decade, serving as coach of JV and Varsity basketball and baseball teams. Rogers and his wife, Dawn, have three children: Lauren, Jake and Cade. Outside of farming, Rogers enjoys hunting and coaching baseball and basketball.
“As a National Peanut Board member, I look forward to sharing ideas and practices with people about an industry that my family has prospered from...peanuts,” said Rogers. “It lets me give back to the agricultural industry and help fellow producers in this time of changing technology. Sharing the same beliefs and goals with a group of like-minded people at the National Peanut Board is very rewarding to me.”