Georgia Peanut Commission set to hold Farm Bill webinar on Feb. 24
Released: Feb. 17, 2014

TIFTON, Ga. — Many questions have arisen following the Congressional passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Those questions will soon be addressed at the Georgia Peanut Commission Farm Bill Update Meeting and Webinar on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The webinar will be broadcast live at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Small Auditorium in Tifton, Ga. and five additional locations in Georgia.

Peanut farmers are encouraged to attend to learn more about the specifics contained in the farm bill concerning peanuts for the 2014 growing season. The additional locations include: Emanuel County 4-H Building, Swainsboro, Ga.; Mitchell County Ag Center, Camilla, Ga.; Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Dublin, Ga.; Sumter County Extension Office, Americus, Ga. and UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, Reidsville, Ga.

Speakers during the webinar include Stanley Fletcher, director of the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness and professor emeritus from UGA, Nathan Smith, UGA Extension economist for Peanuts and Bob Redding, Georgia Peanut Commission representative in Washington, D.C. Growers will also have an opportunity to ask questions during the program. 

For more information contact the Georgia Peanut Commission office at 229-386-3470 or info@gapeanuts.com. The archived webinar will be available on the GPC’s legislative blog, www.AmericanPeanuts.com following the event.

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