Andy Bell is currently chairman of the National Peanut Board. Born and raised on a farm, Bell has been a producer and partner at Bell Farms since graduating college. His farming operation consists of peanuts, pecans, cotton, corn, pine timber and 200 head of brood cattle. Bell is a graduate of both Abraham Baldwin College of Agriculture (ABAC) and the University of Georgia (UGA) with Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture.
Bell is vice-chairman of the Development Authority of Bainbridge-Decatur County and a member of the board of directors for the American Peanut Growers Group. His leadership experience includes membership in the Decatur County, Georgia and American Farm Bureaus, as well as past presidency of the peanut committees of the American and Georgia Farm Bureaus.
About his service on the Board, Bell said, “As chairman of the promotions committee, it’s rewarding to give input into how grower dollars are spent on research and helping the economic condition of peanut farmers and their families. And working to help educate the public about preventing and managing food allergies is something I enjoy being involved in.”
He attends Sutton Methodist Church and, in what spare time he has, enjoys traveling and sporting events, especially Atlanta Braves baseball and University of Georgia football.