Jan. 16, 2017 – ATLANTA – The Florida Peanut Producers Association is seeking 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 on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Fla., 32448.
A nominations meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.
Jeffery Pittman of Bascom is the current Florida National Peanut Board member and William Carte of Live Oak is the current alternate. The terms for the current Florida board member and alternate expire Dec. 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. 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. All board members and alternates serve as volunteers.