Georgia Peanut Commission to hold Farmer Appreciation Day
Released: Nov. 14, 2013
TIFTON, Ga. —The Georgia Peanut Commission, in cooperation with the National Peanut Buying Points Association and peanut food manufacturers, will host the 2013 Farmer Appreciation Day at the GPC office located in Tifton, Ga., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Georgia’s peanut farmers, along with other farmers throughout the state, are invited and encouraged to attend. Many statewide dignitaries and media representatives have been extended an invitation, as well, and are welcome to join GPC and peanut growers in celebrating the hard work of Georgia’s farmers.
To kick off the celebration, a brief program will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Country-fried peanuts, boiled peanuts, grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other refreshments will be on-site and available throughout the day.
Georgia Peanut Commission Chairman, Armond Morris thinks the Farmer Appreciation Day could not have come at a more perfect time of year to show gratitude for Georgia’s farmers.
“It’s harvest time in Georgia, and what a better time to celebrate and honor the men and women who feed and clothe us than the week of Thanksgiving,” Morris said.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet with the GPC board of directors and staff, as well as tour the state-of-the-art Georgia Peanut Commission office. Anyone interested in attending the Farmer Appreciation Day is welcome to attend; an RSVP is not necessary.
The Georgia Peanut Commission represents 3,500 peanut farmers in the state of Georgia and carries out programs in the areas of research, promotion and education. For additional information on the programs of the Georgia Peanut Commission, visit www.gapeanuts.com.