3-D peanut production video created by Georgia Peanut Commission
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

TIFTON, Ga. — The Georgia Peanut Commission now has a 3-D video featuring Georgia peanut production available at its headquarters off of Interstate 75 in Tifton, Ga. Farmers, local Tifton residents, as well as tourists traveling through South Georgia are encouraged to stop by the GPC office to witness the video first-hand and see how the new technology is being used as an educational tool for all ages.

All video footage was taken at the farm of Rodney Dawson, row crop farmer from Hawkinsville, Ga. Dawson serves as the District four representative for GPC, as well as the treasurer on the GPC board of directors.

“I think the 3-D video will be a great tool in educating others about modern day peanut production in Georgia,” Dawson says. “It gives those who are unable to visit a peanut field an opportunity to see how peanuts are grown and harvested in a way they have never experienced before.”

The 3-D video, which is the only known 3-D footage of peanut production known to GPC, began in April 2013 and ended in October 2013. Stages of the film include: land preparation, planting, peanut cracking, land plaster application, digging, combining, drying and cleaning. Total runtime of the video is just under eight minutes.

The Georgia Peanut Commission represents 3,500 peanut farmers in the state of Georgia and conducts programs in areas of research, education and promotion. Additional information on the programs of the Georgia Peanut Commission is available online at www.gapeanuts.com. For those wanting to schedule a visit to the Georgia Peanut Commission, contact the GPC office at 229-386-3470.

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