RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2023
Contact: Ken Barton, Executive Director
Florida Peanut Producers Association
Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks National Peanut Board nominees.
Marianna, Florida – The Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks eligible peanut producers interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. The Florida Peanut Producers will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on February 23, 2023, at 6:30 PM at the Jackson County Ag Complex and Conference Center in Marianna. All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those engaged in producing and selling peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of crop loss.
William Carte of Live Oak is the current Florida National Peanut Board Member, and Nick Marshall of Baker serves as the alternate. The term for the current Florida board member and alternate expires December 31, 2023.
USDA requires two nominees 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 the 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 the 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-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 The mission of the Board is to improve the economic condition of USA peanut farmers and their families through compelling promotion and groundbreaking research.