The Georgia Peanut Tour has been cancelled this year, according to Tim Brenneman, Georgia Peanut Tour Committee Chairman, via email.
The tour, which is coordinated between UGA and the Georgia Peanut Commission, is normally held every September in a different part of the state. However, it was unfeasible this year, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We hope you are all well in spite of the challenges we all are facing. It has been a difficult year in many regards. This includes trying to plan a tour for a large group of people to travel together, eat together, visit numerous facilities, etc., all while maintaining strict social distancing and safety precautions. We love hosting the Peanut Tour, and were determined to try and make it happen. However, as planning progressed, it became apparent that the prudent option would be to cancel the 2020 Georgia Peanut Tour. This was not an easy decision, but I am confident it was the right decision. At this point we will table our plans to go to Southwest Georgia, and hopefully will be there in September of 2021. In the meantime, we will work hard to still produce a great crop of high quality Georgia peanuts, and we look forward to you joining us next year!” Tim Brenneman