Florida Peanut Produces Association recently held their 43rd Annual Membership Meeting. Many farmers from across the state attended and heard presentations on Association activities, Farm Bill update and a peanut supply and demand update. The highlight of the evening was a presentation given by Bob Parker, President and CEO of the National Peanut Board. Mr. Parker also introduced a new peanut product, Elmhurst Milked Peanuts. While Mr. Parker gave some information on the new product FPPA members served the Milked Peanuts and Milked Peanuts Chocolate to all who wanted to sample it. The majority of the attendees said they like the product and hope to be able to purchase it in local markets soon.
During the meeting Joe Tillman of Altha and Michael Davis of Graceville were elected to serve another three year term on the FPPA Board of Directors. David DeFelix of Campbellton had reached term limits and was recognized for his dedicated service to the Board. Larry Ford of Greenwood was elected to fill the Board seat.
Thanks to the many sponsors, associate members and door prize contributors for helping to make this year’s Annual Meeting a success.