Jan. 14, 2017 – ATLANTA – The Virginia Peanut Growers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Virginia Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the South Hampton County Fairgrounds, 25376 New Market Road, Courtland, Va., 23837.
A nominations meeting will take place after lunch for the Virginia Peanut Growers Association annual meeting, which begins at 9 a.m. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.
John Crumpler of Suffolk is the current Virginia National Peanut Board member and Paul Rogers of Wakefield is the current alternate. The terms for the current Virginia 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 Virginia’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.