January 15, 2015
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, Ga.
Thanks for attending the 2015 show!
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View videos from the Georgia Peanut Commission Awards Ceremony, UGA Peanut Production Seminar and Industry Seed Seminar below.


Nearly 2,100 farmers attended the 39th annual event to see more than 100 exhibits in the peanut industry.

University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminars and the industry wide sponsored
Peanut Seed Seminar.

The one-day show includes awards ceremony and $40,000 in prizes presented to farmers.

39th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference Review
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Awards Ceremony - View Video
Georgia Peanut Special Recognition - Debbie Cannon, retired regional representative for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss
Georgia Peanut Special Award - Steve Spooner, S&S Marketing
Georgia Peanut Special Award - Peanut Proud
Georgia Peanut Media Award - 92.5 The Farm, WKZZ
Georgia Peanut Research & Education Award - Dr. Steve Brown, UGA
Distinguished Service Award - Birdsong Peanuts
University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar
Welcome - Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee Chairman
Market Outlook for 2015 - Dr. Nathan Smith - View presentation
Key Factors to Consider in Planning for 2015 -
     Dr. Scott Monfort - View presentation
SDHI Chemistries and the Changing Face of Disease and Nematode Management - Dr. Bob Kemerait - View presentation
Insect Management in Peanuts - Dr. Mark Abney - View presentation
Industry Seed Seminar
Welcome - Kevin Calhoun
Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System - Billy Skaggs
Varieties - Dr. Bill Branch - View presentation
               Dr. Barry Tillman - View presentation
               Dr. Corley Holbrook - View presentation
Timely Advice for Growers - Dr. Scott Monfort
Varieties on Horizons - Dr. Marshall Lamb - View presentation
                                 Dr. Darlene Cowart - View presentation

The Industry Seed Seminar is sponsored by:
American Peanut Shellers Association
Southern Peanut Farmers Federation
The Peanut Foundation
Georgia Peanut Commission
Kelley Manufacturing Co. sponsors Grand Door Prize
During this year's show, Kelley Manufacturing Co. is providing the Grand Door Prize package for 2015. The winner receives 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. The winner must be a certified peanut farmer with an FSA farm number.
Amadas Industries sponsors Grower Door Prize
The Grower 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 $5,000.00 towards the purchase of any new Amadas pull-type combine. The winner must be a certified peanut farmer with an FSA farm number.
Blood Drive
The Georgia Peanut Commission is holding a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. January is Blood Donor Month so help save a life by donating during Farm Show. Donors can stop by the blood mobile bus any time during the show. To schedule an appointment in advance, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  Peanut,  or call
1-800-RED-CROSS
Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer
Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer in Georgia. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tifton, Georgia.

The Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

The award is open for any active Georgia peanut farmer who is not over 45 years of age as of the end of the calendar year for which they are applying. An individual may receive the award only once. There is no limit on the number of applicants from each county in Georgia.

Applications are due to the GPC office by Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The award application is available online at gapeanuts.com or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or via email at joycrosby@gapeanuts.com.

The winner receives registration and hotel accommodations to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in July and a sign to display at their farm.

Download Award Application - MS Word/PDF