January 18, 2018
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, Ga.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

42nd Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference

More than 1,300 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 18, 2018, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. The one-day show offered farmers a chance to view the products and services of more than 109 exhibitors, as well as a day of education.

View press release: Jan. 19, 2018 - Georgia Peanut Farm Show provides a day of education
University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar
"Where did my yield go?"
A team response to a frustrating harvest.
Welcome - Donald Chase, Georgia Peanut Commission Research Committee chairman
2017 in Review
              Dr. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia
Insects and Peanut Yield . . . Why does it have to be so complicated?
              Dr. Mark Abney, University of Georgia
Did Soil Fertility Issues Reduce Yields in 2017?
              Dr. Glen Harris, University of Georgia
"Where did my yield go?" Role of Diseases and Nematodes
              Dr. Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia
Valor Injury on Peanut
              Dr. Eric Prostko, University of Georgia
Industry Seed Seminar
Welcome - Bill Bullard, chairman of the American Peanut Shellers Association Committee on Variety & Seed Development
Update - Seed Quality and Quantity for 2018 Planting
               Terry Hollifield, Georgia Crop Improvement Association
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
               Dr. Charles Chen, Peanut Breeder, Auburn University
Timely Advice for Growers
               Dr. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Peanut Agronomist

The Industry Seed Seminar is sponsored by:
American Peanut Shellers Association
Southern Peanut Farmers Federation
Georgia Peanut Commission
Georgia Peanut Commission presents awards
The Georgia Peanut Commission presented awards to individuals and businesses for their service to the peanut industry and promotion of peanuts across the United States during the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show held Jan. 18, 2018, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Ga. Pictured left to right: Armond Morris, GPC chairman; Media Award – Craig Harney with WTOC; Research & Education Award – Albert Culbreath, University of Georgia plant pathologist; Special Award – Matt Baldwin, professional bullfighter and Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award – Elton Baldy, Norman Park, Ga. (Not pictured: Distinguished Service Award – Jeff Johnson with Birdsong Peanuts.).
Georgia Peanut Commission honors Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmers of the Year
The Georgia Peanut Commission and Agri Supply presented the Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmers of the Year Award to individuals representing each of the commission’s five districts. The GPC board members started this award to honor farmers each year who have the passion, diligence, leadership and desire to see the peanut industry in the state of Georgia continue to be the highest quality. These farmers pictured below received a sign to display at their farm and a $100 gift card from Agri Supply.
Pictured left to right: Tim Burch, Georgia Peanut Commission board member from Newton, Ga., District 1 honoree – Ike Newberry of Arlington, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
Pictured left to right: Armond Morris, Georgia Peanut Commission chairman from Irwinville, Ga., District 2 honoree – Chip Dorminy of Fitzgerald, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
Pictured left to right: Joe Boddiford, Georgia Peanut Commission vice chairman from Sylvania, Ga., District 3 honoree – Charles Smith Jr. of Wadley, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
District 4 honoree – James 'Roy' Malone Sr.of Dexter, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Donald Chase, Georgia Peanut Commission board member from Oglethorpe, Ga., District 5 honoree – Marvin (not pictured) and Dania DeVane of Cuthbert, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
Kelley Manufacturing Co. sponsors Grand Door Prize
During this year's show, Kelley Manufacturing Co. provided the Grand Door Prize package for 2018 to Lamar Merritt of Wray, Georgia, and Shane Pridgen of Broxton, Georgia. Merritt received one season’s use of a new KMC peanut combine and the option of purchasing the combine from a KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price at the end of the 2018 season. Pridgen received one season’s use of a new KMC digger shaker inverter or dump cart and the option of purchasing the peanut digger or dump cart from a KMC dealer with 10 percent off the list price at the end of the 2018 season.
Bennie Branch, (left) president of KMC, presents Lamar Merritt of Wray, Ga., with a certificate for the use of a KMC peanut combine.
Amadas Industries sponsors Grower Door Prize
The Grower Prize is the choice of one season's use of a new Amadas peanut digger/inverter or a certificate good for the amount of $10,000 towards the purchase of any new Amadas self-propelled combine or $5,000 towards the purchase of an Amadas pull-type combine. Mark Mathis, (left) Southeast Agricultural sales manager with Amadas, presents Stanley Corbett of Lake Park, Ga. with his certificate.
For more information, contact Hannah Jones at 229-386-3470 or hannah@gapeanuts.com or Jessie Bland at 229-386-3472 or jessie@gapeanuts.com.