About the Texas Peanut Producers Board

The Texas Peanut Board was founded back in 1969 and is funded by voluntary checkoff money. The Peanut Producers Board is the oldest agricultural commodity board in the state of Texas. We have nine directors and three staff members who work to support and grow the Texas Peanut industry.

Our Efforts Include:

  • Peanut Research
  • Consumer and Grower Education Programs
  • Market Development and Promotion

By working together, Texas Peanut farmers can help to ensure that our industry remains strong for generations to come.

Board of Directors

Texas Peanut Producers Board of Directors represent five different regions in the state of Texas. They each serve six-year terms.

Texas Peanut Producers Board Officers
Grayson Wilmeth
Grayson Wilmeth
Chairman
  • Board member since 2012
  • Farming since 2002
  • Frio County (Dilley)
  • Peanuts, corn, watermelons, green beans, carrots, cotton, and wheat
Jeff Roper
Jeff Roper
Vice Chairman
  • Board member since 2010
  • Farming since 1993
  • Yoakum County (Plains)
  • Peanuts, organic peanuts, wheat, milo, corn, and cotton
Shelly Nutt
Shelly Nutt
Executive Director
  • Executive director since 2003
  • Develops programs based on the board’s mission and objectives
  • Works with the Texas Department of Agriculture on budget issues and communicates with Texas peanut farmers about rising issues in the peanut industry.
JR Cudd
JR Cudd
Secretary/Treasurer
  • Board member since 2018
  • Farming since 1995
  • Terry County (Brownfield)
  • Peanuts, cotton, corn, and wheat
Texas Peanut Producers Board Of Directors
Louis Grissom
Louis Grissom
  • Board member since 2012
  • Farming since 1980
  • Gaines County (Seminole)
  • Peanuts, cotton, and rye
Michael Newhouse
Michael Newhouse
  • Board member since 2018
  • 20th peanut crop (2020)
  • Donley County (Clarendon)
  • Peanuts, cotton, hay grazer, oats, and cattle
Bill Slomchinski
Bill Slomchinski
  • Board member since 2016
  • Farming since 1976
  • Atascosa County (Leming)
  • 44th consecutive peanut crop
Clint White
Clint White
  • Board member since 2012
  • Farming since 1982
  • Wilbarger County (Vernon)
  • Peanuts, wheat, and cotton
Larry Don Womack
Larry Don Womack
  • Board member since 2002
  • Farming since 1976
  • Comanche County (De Leon)
  • Peanuts, cotton, nursery, pecan orchards, and cattle
Otis Lee Johnson
Otis Lee Johnson
  • Board member since 1998
  • Farming since 1991
  • Gaines County (Seminole)
  • Peanuts and cotton
Shelly Nutt
Shelly Nutt
Executive Director
  • Executive director since 2003
  • Develops programs based on the board’s mission and objectives
  • Works with the Texas Department of Agriculture on budget issues and communicates with Texas peanut farmers about rising issues in the peanut industry.

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