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, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022)


Les Crall, Chairman
Paul Rogers, Vice Chairman
Greg Baltz, Treasurer
Casey Cox, Secretary


Lonnie Fortner


Raymond Garner Jr.

North Carolina

Les Crall


Neal Baxley

South Carolina

Paul Rogers


Clay Deane



ALABAMA – Thomas Adams         MISSOURI – Russ Hoggard
ARKANSAS – Allen Donner           NORTH CAROLINA – Julie Ward
AT-LARGE – Lucy Shackelford      OKLAHOMA – Gayle White
FLORIDA – Nick L. Marshall           SOUTH CAROLINA – Doug Jarrell
GEORGIA – Wesley Webb             TEXAS – Mason Becker
MISSISSIPPI – Alan D. Atkins        VIRGINIA – Westley Barnes Drake