Mississippi Peanut Growers Association seeks National Peanut Board nominees

MPGAlogo_rgbThe Mississippi Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for each member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on February 13, 2014 at 3 o’clock p.m. at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. 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. The NPB will submit MPGA’s slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 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. All persons who qualify as peanut producers are encouraged to attend 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.

Contact Malcolm Broome, Executive Director at 601-606-3547 or malcolm@misspeanuts.com if you have questions.

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