Special to Atmore News
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a February 2 meeting that follows the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan.
All eligible peanut producers — 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 — are encouraged to participate.
Tom Corcoran of Eufaula is the current Alabama National Peanut Board member and Thomas Adams of Newville serves as the alternate. The term for the current Alabama board member and alternate expires December 31, 2023.
USDA requires two nominees from each state, one as a member and one as an alternate, and the National Peanut Board will submit Alabama’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.