November 13, 2019 – ATLANTA – USDA will swear in six farmer-leaders at the National Peanut Board’s quarterly board meeting December 10-11 at The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. Members and alternates were appointed to the National Peanut Board earlier this year by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022.
Members to be sworn in are Gregory Baltz (Ark.), Bruce Lee (N.M.) and Les Crall (Okla). Alternates to be sworn in are Alan Donner (Ark.), Gayle White (Okla.) and Neal Baxley, Jr. (S.C.). Find complete bios here.
Also, NPB will elect 2020 officers who will be instated in the roles of chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer and secretary. Their terms run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. Current officers are Dan Ward (N.C.), chairman; Peter Froese Jr. (Texas), vice-chairman; Andy Bell (Ga.), treasurer; and Les Crall (Okla.), secretary.
The quarterly board meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Peanut Council’s Winter Conference Dec. 11 and 12. National Peanut Board’s general and committee meeting schedule is as follows:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
|5:30-6:00 p.m.||Nominations Committee|
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019
|10:00 - 10:30 a.m.||NPB General Session|
|10:30 - 11:45 a.m.||Domestic Promotions Committee|
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:15 - 1:45 p.m.||Export and International Trade Committee|
|1:45 - 2:00 p.m.||Budget and Finance Committee|
|2:00 - 2:30 p.m.||Evaluation and Measurement Committee|
|2:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Grower and Industry Communications Committee|
|3:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Board General Session Reconvenes|
|3:30 p.m.||American Peanut Council Meeting Schedule begins|