The National Peanut Board is a farmer-funded national research, promotion and education group in support of all things peanuts. Each of the 11 major peanut-producing American states is represented by a board member and an alternate. One at-large board member and alternate represent all minor peanut-producing states. Click on any of the faces below to meet the U.S. peanut farmers who currently volunteer to serve on the National Peanut Board.

OFFICERS (Jan. 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)


Dan Ward, Chairman
Peter Froese Jr., Vice Chairman
Andy Bell, Treasurer
Les Crall, Secretary


Andy Bell


Joe Morgan


Jim Chandler

New Mexico

Dan Ward

North Carolina

Les Crall


Bud Bowers

South Carolina

Paul Rogers



ALABAMA – Thomas Adams            NEW MEXICO – Karen Jackson
ARKANSAS – Gregory Baltz            NORTH CAROLINA – Ray Garner Jr.
AT-LARGE –Clay Deane                  OKLAHOMA – Gayle White
FLORIDA – Jeremy Rolling              SOUTH CAROLINA – Vacancy
GEORGIA – Casey Cox                   TEXAS – Jeffery Roper
MISSISSIPPI – Lonnie Fortner         VIRGINIA – Westley Drake