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October 11, 2012

Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference set for Jan. 17, 2013

TIFTON — The 37th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the University of Georgia-Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. The annual show will be held in Tifton for the first time in 30 years and is free to attend for all participants.

Show organizers expect 1,500 to 2,000 farmers and industry representatives in attendance.

Peanut farmers will have the opportunity to visit with more than 75 agribusinesses and organizations in the peanut industry. Also, farmers are able to earn private and commercial pesticide applicators certification and learn up-to-date knowledge on cutting edge research and developments during the University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminars and the industry-wide sponsored Peanut Seed Seminar.

Farmers will have the opportunity to tour the research facilities on the University of Georgia-Tifton Campus and tour their new Georgia Peanut Commission offices located adjacent to I-75 across from ABAC's Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. A free lunch will also be provided to all registered farmers.

Farm Show Chairman Rodney Dawson is optimistic about the 1,500 plus farmers estimated to be in attendance. "I encourage farmers to leave their fields and attend this one-day show and conference because the information they will receive is an investment in their future. There is definitely a lot of knowledge to be gained at the show," Dawson says.

At the close of the day, there will be $45,000 in prizes presented to farmers for the Grand Door Prize, vendor products, certificates, and equipment. Donors include Kelley Manufacturing Company, AMADAS Industries, and approximately 30 other exhibitors.

For more information on the show, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission office at 229-386-3470 or by emailing info@gapeanuts.com. Information is also available on the Georgia Peanut Commission website at www.gapeanuts.com.

 

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

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