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Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

For immediate release:

January 2, 2017

Contact: Ken Barton

Florida Peanut Producers Association


Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks National Peanut Board nominees

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 scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm cst at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, 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.

Jeff Pittman, Bascom, Fl is the current Florida National Peanut Board Member and William Carte, Live Oak, Fl serves as the alternate.  The term for the current Florida board member and alternate expires on December 31, 2017.

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.  National Peanut Board 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.

Florida Peanut Producers Association is the State Check-Off organization for peanuts and represents Florida’s peanut farmers in Promotion, Research and Education.

The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families.  The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and tools for improved efficiencies.  Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA-grown peanuts.

Board of Directors Meeting Announced

For Immediate Release:

Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold a Board of Directors Meeting during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference.


Friday, July 22, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p-m cst or immediately following the afternoon General Session.


Linkside Conference Center Terrace Room
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Miramar, FL 32550

Florida Peanut Producers Association Seeks Grower Input

Press Release: June 22, 2016
Florida Peanut Producers Association Request Input

Dear Florida Peanut Farmer:
To better represent all peanut farmers in the state, Florida Peanut Producers Association Board of Directors is seeking your input and suggestions on how to create districts or regions where directors will be elected from.

Over the past 10 years there has been tremendous growth in peanut production in North and Central Florida while board representation on Florida Peanut Producers Association has remained the same. It is the Board’s intentions to make sure that all of Florida’s peanut farmers are equally and fairly represented.
Please submit your suggestions to Florida Peanut Producers Association office by mail or email by July 11, 2016.

By mail:
Florida Peanut Producers Association
2741 Penn Ave Suite 1
Marianna, FL 32448

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