Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 20
Kelly Manufacturing Company sponsors Grand Door Prize

Released: Jan. 10, 2011

TIFTON, Ga.– Producers can fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 35th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Jan. 20, 2011, at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, Ga. The show is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the University of Georgia.

During this year’s show Kelley Manufacturing Company is providing the grand door prize of one season’s use of a new four or six row peanut combine, valued at $10,000. At the end of the season the winner has the option of purchasing the combine from a KMC dealer after a reduction in the list price of $10,000. Amadas Industries is also providing a door prize of $10,000 towards the purchase of a peanut combine.

The one-day show offers farmers a full day to view the products and services of more than 75 exhibitors and a day of education. The show opens at 8:30 a.m. with door prize registration and closes at 3:45 p.m. with the announcement of the grand door prize winner. The Georgia Peanut Commission will present a short program beginning at 11:15 a.m. that will cover award presentations and other special recognitions. A free luncheon will follow for all peanut farmers in attendance and an opportunity for farmers to win more than $40,000 in door prizes.

The Georgia Peanut Commission in cooperation with the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center. Individuals who present to donate blood will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $250 Visa Gift Card, compliments of The Peanut Institute.

The University of Georgia will present an educational peanut production seminar at 9:00 a.m. focusing on peanut agronomic research, peanut seeding rate, new methods for determining peanut harvest, disease management, insect management, and economics of peanut production. Growers who participate in the peanut production seminar will earn credit towards pesticide certification.

An Industry Seed Seminar will also be held at 1:30 p.m. during the show. This event is sponsored by the American Peanut Shellers Association, Peanut Foundation, Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and the Georgia Peanut Commission. Growers will be able to learn about the peanut varieties available for 2011, calcium requirements for large-seeded runner cultivars and receive an update on peanut genomics.

At the close of the day, the presentation of the grand door prize donated by Kelley Manufacturing Company will be presented to one lucky peanut grower. For more information on the show, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission at 229-386-3470 or the organization’s Web site at www.gapeanuts.com.

For more information
Joy Carter
Director of Communications
joycarter@gapeanuts.com
phone: (229) 386-3690