Peanut farmers across the Southeast are urged to mark February 9 on their calendar. As Tyron Spearman reports, that will be the date for this year’s Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show.
The 12th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Alabama.
Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA), the one-day event offers farmers a full day to view the industry products and services of more than 80 exhibitors. The trade show opens at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until noon with a lunch immediately following.
Dr. Marshall Lamb will speak to growers about crop outlook as well as the current market status.
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 more than $20,000.
Kelley Manufacturing Company will be providing this year’s Grand Door Prize. The winner will receive the use of a new 6 Row Peanut Combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2017 peanut harvesting season, with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price.
The Grower Prize is being sponsored by Amadas. The use of a new 4-Row or 6-Row Amadas Peanut Digger/Inverter for the 2017 harvest season or $10,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas Self-Propelled Peanut Combine or $5,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas 4-Row or 6-Row Pull-Type Peanut Combine.
All winners must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.
All peanut growers are invited and encouraged to attend.