APPA SEEKS NOMINEES FOR NATIONAL PEANUT BOARD
DOTHAN, Ala. -- The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board (NPB).
A state-wide organization of peanut producers, the APPA will hold a nominations election to select a member and alternate to the NPB during the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show which is scheduled for Feb. 10, 8:30a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate.
George Jeffcoat of Gordon is the current Alabama NPB member and Edward White of Headland serves as the alternate. The term for the current Alabama board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2011.
USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The NPB will submit Alabama's slate of nominees to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who makes the appointments.
The NPB 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.