** Media Alert **
Georgia Peanut Tour set for Sept. 28-29, 2011

Released: Sept. 27, 2011

The 25th Annual Georgia Peanut Tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. The tour includes a cross section of field conditions, peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia Attapulgus Research and Education Center, peanut handling and grading facilities and on-farm demonstrations. The tour also includes a visit to LMC and American Peanut Growers Group in Donalsonville, Ga., Birdsong Peanuts, JLA and Olam Edible Nuts in Blakely, 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.

When:
September 28-29, 2011
Location:
Georgia Peanut Tour – Tour includes stops in these cities and surrounding area: Bainbridge, Attapulgus, Donalsonville, Colquitt and Blakely, Ga.
Interview Opportunities:
If you would like to pre-schedule an interview or cannot attend and would like to schedule a phone interview, please call Joy Carter at 229-326-0143 or e-mail your request to joycarter@gapeanuts.com.
On-site Contacts:
Joy Carter
Georgia Peanut Commission
Mobile: 229-326-0143
joycarter@gapeanuts.com
Helpful Links:
Georgia Peanut Tour Schedule
Day 1 Map & Driving Directions
Day 2 Map & Driving Directions
Follow the Tour Online via the Tour Blog
For more information
Joy Carter
Director of Communications
joycarter@gapeanuts.com
phone: (229) 386-3690