Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one-day event offers farmers a full day to view the products and services of more than 80 exhibitors and a day of education. The show opens at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until noon.
Peanut growers who attend will not only be able to fine tune their farming operations, but will have a chance to win prizes valued at thousands of dollars.
This year’s grand prize is being sponsored by Kelley Manufacturing Company who is offering the use of a new 6 Row Peanut Combine on the grand prize winner’s farm for the 2016 harvesting season, (valued at $15,000), with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price.
In lieu of the 6 Row Combine the winner can choose the use of another KMC Peanut Harvest Implement with a 10% discount off the list price for purchase. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.
Following the catered lunch, a seed seminar will be held.
Topics and guest speakers for the seed seminar will be: Varieties Currently in Production and on the Horizon – Dr. Bill Branch, professor/peanut breeder, University of Georgia, and Dr. Corley Holbrook, peanut breeder, USDA/ARS; Current Breeding Research update – Dr. Marshall Lamb, National Peanut Research Lab/ Auburn University; The Peanut Genomic Initiative – Dr. Steve Brown, The Peanut Foundation.
All peanut growers are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information on the show, including exhibit space availability, contact:
Teresa Mays at APPA (334) 792-6482 or Sherry Saunders – FPPA (850)526-2590