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Virginia-Carolinas Peanut Promotions

VIRGINIA-CAROLINAS PEANUT PROMOTIONS conducts a comprehensive promotional program which includes the use of mass media (newspaper, radio, television, magazines, internet), the development and distribution of recipes and educational materials, exhibits, live audience presentations, and marketing assistance to manufacturers and retailers. All activities are directed toward increasing the use and consumption of peanuts grown in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


P. O. Box 8
103 Triangle Court
Nashville, NC 27856-0008

Telephone: (252) 459-9977
FAX: (252) 459-7396
web site:  www.aboutpeanuts.com 
Marianne Copelan, Executive Director

Virginia and North Carolina Peanut Growers Association seeks National Peanut Board nominees

 The Virginia and North Carolina Peanut Growers Associations seek eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board (NPB). The Virginia Peanut Growers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the NPB during a meeting on February 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Southeast 4-H Center in Wakefield, VA.  All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate. The North Carolina Peanut Growers Association will hold nominations election on February 14, 2014, 10:00 AM at the Moratoc Inn, Williamston, NC. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share in the ownership and risk of loss of the crop.

John Crumpler, II of Suffolk is the current Virginia NPB member and Paul Rogers, III of Wakefield serves as the alternate. Both are completing their first term and can be re-nominated.

Cindy Belch, of Northampton County is the current NC representative on the NPB and Dan Ward of Bladen County serves as the alternate. Cindy and Dan are serving their 2nd term and cannot be re-nominated.

The term for the Virginia and North Carolina board members and alternates expires December 31, 2014.

USDA requires two nominees for each state for each position of member and alternate.  The NPB will submit the Virginia and North Carolina 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.

About the State Producer Groups

The Virginia and North Carolina Peanut Growers Associations represent peanut growers in the two states and carry out programs in the areas of research, promotion, and education on their behalf.

About the National Peanut Board

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.


Last Updated ( Jan 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM )