Georgia Peanut Tour Kicks Off this Week

Randall Weiseman Field Crops, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcThe 30th Annual Georgia Peanut Tour has officially kicked off this week in the Tifton, Georgia area. We are excited to have nearly 200 individuals attending the tour this year as we travel to visit various sites to learn more about the effort, care and even passion invested in producing the finest peanut crop in the world. If you are not able to attend the 30th annual Georgia Peanut Tour, then you have an opportunity to follow along on the tour blog at and explore the peanut industry in Georgia.

The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in several peanut producing counties including Tift, Irwin, Ben Hill and Coffee County. Attendees can expect to see first-hand nearly every aspect of peanut production in the state. This year’s tour hosts many exciting stops including on-farm harvest demonstrations and clinics, peanut processing facilities, and several special highlights which include research at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Peanut Partners Buying Point and Premium Peanut, LLC in Douglas, Georgia, as well as Golden Boy Foods in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The tour will also provide multiple on-farm stops, including Armond Morris’ farm in Irwin County, Georgia, and Philip Grimes’ farm in Tifton. Both Morris and Grimes have been named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, in 2002 and 2014 respectively.

Additional Info at this web link: Tour Schedule