Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for September 7, 2011 in Tifton

Released: Aug. 17, 2011

TIFTON, Ga.– The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, in Tifton, Ga.

The event will host participants from more than 12 states and international attendees and provide the media with an opportunity to meet U.S. peanut farmers, top researchers as well as other key agricultural industry representatives. A blog has also been developed that will follow each tour stop to provide an online experience for those unable to attend the tour. The blog is accessible at http://gapeanuttour.wordpress.com.

There is no charge to attend the field day and everyone should arrive at Gibbs Farm between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. After a short welcome, the trams will leave about 9:05 a.m. and the tour will conclude at12:30 p.m.

The purpose for the tour is to showcase current research which is funded by the respective commissions in plot-side presentations by the researchers themselves. The sponsors' goal is to provide an educational environment for cotton and peanut producers and give them the opportunity to pose questions directly to the researchers and to express opinions and concerns pertinent to the production of their crops.

Chairmen of the peanut and cotton commissions, Armond Morris and Louie Perry, respectively agree this event presents a chance for the commissions' board members and staff to interact with growers and other attendees. β€œIt is an excellent place for both commodities' producers to observe, firsthand, the research program funded by their check-off investments,” Morris and Perry says.

Both Commissions urge cotton and peanut growers to mark their calendars and plan to attend this important event. This is an excellent place for cotton and peanut producers to observe, first-hand, the research program funded by their check-off investments.

Immediately following the tour, a lunch co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission will be served at the Blackshank Farm. Please RSVP to Sara Cates at 229-386-3006 or sbcates@uga.edu by Friday September 2, 2011 if you plan to attend.

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