Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for September 11, 2013 in Tifton, Ga.

Released: August 29, 2013

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 11, 2013, in Tifton, Ga. 

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 at 12:30 p.m.

The purpose of 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 Mike Lucas, respectively, agree this event presents a chance for the commissions' board members and staff to interact with growers and other attendees.  It is an excellent place for both commodities' producers to observe, firsthand, the research program funded by their check-off investments.

Both Commissions urge peanut and cotton 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 Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission will be served at the Blackshank Farm. Please RSVP to Michelle Pitts at 229-386-3006 or by Tuesday, September 3, 2013, if you plan to attend.