Jacob Davis joined the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) as its executive director May 1. APPA serves over 900 peanut farmers and is an affiliate of the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Davis takes the helm after a 25-year career focused on agriscience education.
“I’ve been privileged to work closely with individuals from the Alabama Farmers Federation through my involvement with Alabama FFA,” said Davis, 46, who was raised on a cattle farm near Opp. “I’m excited to join this great organization and work with the Alabama Peanut Producers Association.”
As executive director, Davis will monitor federal policy issues impacting peanut farmers; oversee promotions for Alabama-grown peanuts; work on research projects with stakeholders such as Auburn University and the National Peanut Board; and manage daily operations of APPA’s Dothan office.
Davis is a two-time Auburn University graduate. He and wife Sonna live in Kinston with son Jaken, 16.