MARCH 11, 2022 – ATLANTA – New Mexico Peanut Growers are eligible to serve on the National Peanut Board.
A combined meeting of eligible New Mexico and Louisiana growers will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 10:30 AM at LSU Ag Center Morehouse Parish County Agents Office, 9609 Marlatt Street, Bastrop, LA. A participation phone number for interested New Mexico peanut growers will be provided at a later date. Any interested New Mexico peanut growers seeking additional information at this time, please contact Maria Mehok at 678-424-5755.
Two nominees for Member and two nominees for Alternate will be selected at this meeting to be submitted to the National Peanut Board.
All eligible New Mexico peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible peanut 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.
The National Peanut Board will submit the At- Large 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.
Lucy Shackelford, the At Large Alternate currently serves as the National Peanut Board At Large Member following the unexpected passing of At Large Member Micah Barham. Nominations will be to fill the remaining term for National Peanut Board At-Large board member and alternate that expires on Dec. 31, 2024.
About the National Peanut Board
The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families. The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and tools for improved efficiencies. Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA-grown peanuts.