January 16, 2020
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center
Tifton, Ga.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

More than 1,600 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 16, 2020, 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 113 exhibitors, as well as a day of education.

View press release: Jan. 17, 2020 - Georgia Peanut Farm Show provides a day of education
 
University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar
"Common Mistakes that Reduce Your Profitability"
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Ctr.

Welcome - Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee Chairman, and
Dr. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia

9:05 - 9:25 a.m. - Common mistakes that reduce your profitability in fertility management - Dr. Glen Harris, UGA
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9:25 - 9:50 a.m. - Common mistakes that reduce your profitability for weed management - Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA
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9:50 - 10:10 a.m. - Common mistakes that reduce your profitability for insect management - Dr. Mark Abney, UGA
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10:10 - 10:30 a.m. - Common mistakes that reduce your profitability for disease management - Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA
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Industry Seed Seminar
10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Ctr.
Welcome - Bill Bullard, chairman of the American Peanut Shellers Association Committee on Variety & Seed Development

Update - Seed Quality and Quantity for 2020 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 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show held Jan. 16, 2020, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Ga. Pictured left to right: (first row) Armond Morris, GPC chairman; Jody Redding, accepting the Peanut Hall of Fame Award for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson; Distinguished Service Award - Joe West, assistant dean for the University of Georgia Tifton Campus; Media Award – David Maxwell with the Donalsonville News; Research & Education Award – Marshall Lamb accepting for the National Peanut Research Lab; (second row) Special Award – Tony McBrayer and Junior Morgan accepting on behalf of Peanut Butter & Jesus Tifton; Special Award - Hugh Nall accepting on behalf of Southern Ag Carriers; Media Award (posthumously) - Mark, Laura and Andrew Leidner accepting on behalf of their dad, John Leidner and Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award – Jonathan Hitchcock, Tennille, Ga.
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.
District 1 posthumously - Jud Greene, Brinson, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Tim Burch, Georgia Peanut Commission board member from Newton, Ga., Barbara (Greene’s mother), Joel (Greene’s brother), Michael Barber, farm worker, and Matt Cato, Agri Supply representative.
District 2 - Charles Paulk, Ocilla, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Armond Morris, Georgia Peanut Commission chairman, District 2 honoree – Charles Paulk, Ocilla, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
District 3 - Wade McElveen, Brooklet, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Joe Boddiford, Georgia Peanut Commission vice chairman from Sylvania, Ga., District 3 honoree – Wade and Debbie McElveen, Brooklet, Ga. and Matt Cato with Agri Supply.
District 4 – Ronney Ledford Sr., Vienna, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Rodney Dawson, Georgia Peanut Commission board member from Hawkinsville, Ga., Ronney and Gloria Ledford, and Matt Cato, Agri Supply representative.
District 5 – Mike McLendon, Oglethorpe, Ga.
Pictured left to right: Donald Chase, Georgia Peanut Commission board member from Oglethorpe, Ga., Mike and Marilyn McLendon, and Matt Cato, Agri Supply representative.
Kelley Manufacturing Co. sponsors Grand Door Prize
Kelley Manufacturing Co. donated the Grand Door Prize during the Georgia Peanut Farm Show. The winner receives one season's use of a new peanut combine (choice of four-row, six-row with standard tank including NEW 74 SERIES COMBINE, or combine with Unload-On-The-Go tank). At the end of the 2020 season, the winner has the option of purchasing the combine from an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price.

Pictured left to right: Keith Weeks, territory manager with KMC; Bennie Branch, president of KMC; door prize winner Waylon Hitchcock of Tennille, Ga., and Roy Moore, international sales manager with KMC.

Amadas Industries sponsors Grower Door Prize
Amadas Industries provided the Grower Door Prize during the Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Gregg McClellan of Alapaha, Georgia, received a certificate for $10,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas self-propelled peanut combine or $5,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas pull-type peanut combine or $2,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas peanut digger or $1,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas peanut dump cart. Amadas Industries also donated a customized Grizzly cooler and a $1,000 certificate for Amadas parts to Wayne Nash of Ray City, Georgia.

Pictured left to right: Mark Mathis, Southeast agricultural sales manager with Amadas, Gregg McClellan of Alapaha, Ga., and Wayne Nash of Ray City, Ga.

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.