The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Ala. Peanut growers who attend will not only be able to fine tune their farming operations, but will have a chance to win prizes valued at thousands of dollars. In fact, more than $25,000 in prizes will be given away during this year’s trade show.
A farm equipment auction will be held on Hwy. 431 in Headland the day after this year’s show. Having the AL-FL Peanut Trade Show the day before the auction will give producers out of town to attend both instead of traveling two weeks in a row.
Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one-day event offers farmers a full day to view the products and services of more than 70 exhibitors and a day of education. The show opens at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 12 noon.
During the catered lunch, a legislative update will be presented followed by a grower production seminar during the afternoon. The seminar is being coordinated by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations. A seed and production seminar has also been planned as part of the day’s events. All peanut growers are invited and encouraged to attend this special agriculture event.
This year’s Grand Door Prize of $1,000 cash is being given by Kelley Manufacturing Co. Additionally, the grand door prize winner will receive a certificate good for $6,000 towards the purchase of a new 2014 KMC Six Row Peanut Combine, or lesser amounts towards the purchase of another new 2014 KMC complete implement. These discounts are non-transferrable. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number and must be present to win.
A special Grower Prize donated by Amadas Industries will include: $10,000 credit on an Amadas self-propelled peanut combine or $5,000 credit on the purchase of an Amadas pull-type peanut combine, or $1,000 credit on any other Amadas equipment.
For more information on the show, including exhibit space availability, contact Teresa Mays at APPA (334) 792-6482 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.