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
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