Georgia Peanut Commission Seeks National Peanut Board Nominees for Alternate Position

Aug. 9, 2018—ATLANTA—Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving as an alternate member on the National Peanut Board.  GPC will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for alternate position during a meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST, at the Georgia Peanut Commission office, 445 Fulwood Blvd., Tifton, Ga. 

All eligible producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of the crop. USDA requires two nominees from each state for position of alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit the Georgia slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments.

Neil Lee of Dawson, Ga., serves as the current alternate for the state of Georgia. The term for the current Georgia alternate expires Dec. 31, 2018.   

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.

About the Georgia Peanut Commission
The Georgia Peanut Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Funding is derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers.

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