ATLANTA – During the February meeting of the National Peanut Board (NPB), the Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution honoring Georgia peanut farmer and industry advocate Armond Morris upon his retirement from the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC).
The resolution acknowledged that Morris has spent over 50 years managing a successful peanut farm; devoted substantial time and efforts to the peanut industry as an influential spokesperson, advocate and leader for peanut farmers on a state, national and international level; and served on the GPC with honor and distinction for over 40 years, including over 20 years of service as chairman.
During his tenure as GPC chairman, Morris led pivotal efforts to ensure that the U.S. peanut industry remained competitive against imports and paving the way for the significant subsequent expansion and growth of the U.S. peanut industry. Additionally, Morris has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues and peers through his dedicated commitment to the peanut industry and diligent representation of the vital needs and challenges of peanut farmers.
The Board recognized Morris for his many years of dedicated support and invaluable service to the peanut industry as well as his significant leadership in supporting and strengthening the U.S. peanut industry. Further, the Board offered profound gratitude and congratulations to Morris.
The resolution was adopted on Feb. 17, 2022 and signed by Casey Cox, a fellow Georgia peanut farmer and NPB secretary.