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RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2020
Contact: Ken Barton
Florida Peanut Producers Association


MARIANNA, FL – The FLORIDA PEANUT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. FLORIDA PEANUT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm cst at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center on Penn Avenue in Marianna, FL, 32448. 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.

William Carte of Live Oak is the current Florida National Peanut Board member and Jeremy Rolling of Westville serves as the alternate. The term for the current Florida board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2020.

USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. 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 in Florida and represents Florida’s peanut producers in the areas of research, promotion and education.

The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. The mission of the Board is to improve the economic condition of USA peanut farmers and their families through compelling promotion and groundbreaking research.


2020 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show

The 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at the National Peanut Festival in Dothan.

Registration and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a grilled PB&J sandwich and other refreshments while walking around the trade show. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, along with a short program and announcement of door prize winners.

Over 60 exhibitors from the peanut industry will be on hand to help producers fine tune their farming operations for 2020. 

The Grand Door Prize is sponsored by Kelley Manufacturing Co. The winner will be offered the use of a new model 74 series Peanut Combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2020 peanut harvesting season, with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price. The new and improved KMC model combine has several new features, including a new cleaning system to minimize foreign material. Also, with this new design eccentric bearings have been eliminated. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with a FSA farm number, must have a minimum of 75 acres of peanuts, and must be present to win.

The Grower Prize is sponsored by Amadas Industries. The winner will receive a certificate good for the amount of $10,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas Self-Propelled Peanut Combine, or $5,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas 4-row or 6-row Pull-Type Peanut Combine or $2,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas 6-row or 8-row Digger, or $1,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas peanut dump cart. The winner must be a certified peanut grower with a FSA number.

Other popular door prizes include a trip to the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference (registration and hotel for two) and a 12-gauge shotgun. Many exhibitors will give away door prizes throughout the show as well.

The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and National Peanut Board.

For more information please contact the FPPA office at 850-526-2590 or the APPA office at 334-792-6482.

Scholarship Money Available – 2019

(850) 526-2590


Marianna, FL- The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2019 Scholarship Award Program, effective April, 2019.

Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the applicant’s family must be an actively producing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA.

Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced. The remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of passing grades is submitted to the FPPA Office.

“The Florida Peanut Producers Association is committed to helping further the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our commitment,” said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPPA.

“The FPPA welcomes all applicants. The final selection will be made by the committee and all applicants will be notified by mail, as will the scholarship winners,” said Barton.

For an application contact the FPPA office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 1, Marianna, FL 32448, call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the FPPA website The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2019.

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