Producers can improve the bottom-line of their farming operation with knowledge, connections and information gained at the 39th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, held at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Jan. 15, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the latest products, services and peanut research at the 2015 Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.
During this year’s show, Kelley Manufacturing Co. is providing the Grand Door Prize Package of one season’s use of a new six-row peanut combine. At the end of the 2015 season the winner has the option of purchasing the combine from a KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price. Also, KMC is providing a second drawing for $1,000 cash.
Additionally, farmers can register to win the Grower Prize, donated by Amadas Industries. This prize is the choice of one season’s use of a new Amadas four-row or six-row peanut inverter or a certificate good for the amount of $5,000 towards the purchase of any new Amadas pull-type combine.
The winners of the Grand Door Prize and the Grower Prize must be certified peanut farmers with an FSA farm number.
The one-day show offers farmers a full day to view the products and services of more than 100 exhibitors and a day of education. A free luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. for all peanut farmers in attendance and an opportunity for farmers to win more than $40,000 in door prizes. The Georgia Peanut Commission will present a short program beginning at 12:15 p.m. that will cover award presentations and other special recognitions.
The University of Georgia will present an educational peanut production seminar from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m. Topics focus on marketing, SDHI chemistries and the changing face of disease and nematode management and insect management.
An Industry Seed Seminar will also be held from 10:35 to 11:35 a.m. during the show. This event is sponsored by the American Peanut Shellers Association Committee on Variety & Seed Development, Peanut Foundation, Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and the Georgia Peanut Commission. Growers will be able to learn about farm-saved seed, peanut varieties available for 2015 and varieties on the horizon.
Farmers will also have the opportunity to earn credit towards their private or commercial pesticide applicators certification.
The Georgia Peanut Commission, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center during the show.
Following the Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, the Georgia Peanut Commission will host a workshop on the new crop insurance program available for peanut farmers. Representatives with AgriLogic will be available to explain the program and answer any questions from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the small auditorium.
At the close of the day, the presentation of the Grand Door Prize donated by KMC will be presented to one lucky peanut grower. For more information on the show, contact GPC at 229-386-3470 or online at www.gapeanuts.com.