2018-08-22 / Other News

GPC seeks national board nominees

The Georgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving as an alternate member on the National Peanut Board. The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for alternate position to the National Peanut Board during a meeting Thursday, Sept. 13 at noon at the GPC headquarters in Tifton. All eligible peanut 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.

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

The United States Department of Agriculture requires two nominees from each state for the alternate position. The National Peanut Board will submit

Georgia’s slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments.

It is USDA’s policy that membership on industry- government boards and committees accurately reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.

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