January 21, 2016
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, Ga.


Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the 40th 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 door prizes for farmers.

40th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference Schedule
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
8:30 a.m. - Show Opens
9:00 a.m. - UGA Peanut Production Seminars
10:35 a.m. - Peanut Industry Seed Seminar
12:00 p.m. - Farm Show Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
2:00 p.m. - Grand Door Prize Drawing
2:30 p.m. - Show Closes
2:30 p.m. - Angus Energy Seminar on Fuel Costs (View flyer)
University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Ctr.

Welcome - Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee Chairman
Practical Approach to the 2016 Season
               Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist
Peanut Market Outlook
               Amanda Smith, UGA Extension Economist
What's Up with Sicklepod?
               Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist
The Role of Micronutrients in Peanut Production
               Dr. Glen Harris, UGA Extension Agronomist, Fertility
I've Got a Lot of Disease in My Field and I Did What You Told Me! Where Did You Say You Went to School?
               Dr. Bob Kemerait - UGA Extension Plant Pathologist
Irrigation Scheduling for Peanut
               Dr. Wes Porter, UGA Ext. Precision Ag and Irrigation Spec.
Industry Seed Seminar
10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Ctr.
Welcome - Kevin Calhoun
Update - Seed Quality and Quantity for 2016 Planting
               Terry Hollifield, Ex. Dir., Georgia Crop Improvement Assn.
New Improvements at the Plains Foundation Seed Center
               Dr. Roger Boerma, Ex. Dir., Georgia Seed Development
Varieties Currently in Production and on Horizon -
               Dr. Bill Branch, Peanut Breeder, University of Georgia
               Dr. Barry Tillman, Peanut Breeder, University of Florida
               Dr. Corley Holbrook, Peanut Breeder, USDA/ARS
Timely Advice for Growers
               Dr. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Peanut Agronomist
Updates on Current Breeding Research
               Dr. Marshall Lamb, National Peanut Research Lab
The Peanut Genomic Initiative
               Dr. Steve Brown, Ex. Dir., The Peanut Foundation

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 2016. The winner receives one season's use of a new six-row peanut combine. At the end of the 2016 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 digger/inverter or a certificate good for the amount of $10,000.00 towards the purchase of any new Amadas self-propelled combine or $5,000 towards the purchase of a new four-row or six-row 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 OneBlood on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 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. All donors will receive a fleece blanket and wellness check-up. To schedule an appointment in advance, visit oneblooddonor.org and enter sponsor code: 26218.
Door Prizes
The Georgia Peanut Farm Show and exhibitors are providing a variety of door prizes this year including gift cards, a fire pit, television, Yeti cooler and ramblers, 12-gauge Remington shotgun and registration and lodging for the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference.
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. 21, 2016, in Tifton, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and BASF.

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 Jan. 21, 2016. 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 Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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