Tour provides an overview of peanut production from the farm to processing
The thirty-first annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Sept. 19-21, 2017, and located out of the Albany, Georgia area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while providing 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 Dougherty, Terrell, and Sumter.
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 field visits, as well as, University of Georgia Southwest Research and Education Center, Georgia Seed Development Facility and Carter’s Boyhood Home in Plains, National Peanut Research Lab in Dawson, Smithville Peanut Buying Point and JLA USA in Albany.
One special interest of the tour has always been the Hot Topics on Peanuts Seminar which will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. This year’s seminar, held at the Merry Acres Inn Conference Center in Albany, Georgia, will include speakers providing an update on the 2017 Georgia peanut crop and a special focus on food safety.
The Georgia Peanut Tour is coordinated by the Georgia Peanut Commission, the University of Georgia- Griffin and Tifton Campuses, Southwest Georgia Research & Education Center, Attapulgus Research & Education Center and the USDA/ARS National Peanut Research Lab. The Georgia Peanut Tour blog will cover all aspects of the tour so those not attending may follow along at www.georgiapeanuttour.com.