Due to Covid-19, various peanut related events that were scheduled for next year have already been postponed or cancelled. Tyron Spearman runs through the list of those events, some just being announced this week.
2021 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Postponed
(APPA) — The Alabama – Florida Peanut Trade Show scheduled for Feb. 4, 2021 in Dothan has been postponed until February 2022.
The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and Florida Peanut Producers Association made the decision after the Alabama COVID-19 Safer at Home order was extended until Jan. 22, 2021. Should the mandate be extended past Jan. 22, the trade show staff would not be able to regulate social distancing and mask guidelines for attendees to enjoy the trade show safely.
While it is a disappointment to postpone the show, both associations are in agreement that the health of our growers and exhibitors is most important at this time.
45th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Postponed until January 2022
(GPC) – The Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, originally scheduled for Jan. 20-21, 2021 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, has been postponed until January 2022.
This decision, in consultation with the University of Georgia, was made in the interest of public health.
“We are disappointed to postpone the 2021 show, but understand the challenges the pandemic has presented and believe postponement is the best decision at this time,” Rodney Dawson, Farm Show chairman said.
The show, which hosted more than 1,600 attendees in January 2020, offers farmers the opportunity to fine-tune their operation and visit with more than 100 industry exhibitors. Awards to individuals and businesses for their service to the peanut industry and promotion of peanuts across the United States are also presented at the event. The award recipients selected for the 2021 show will be recognized at the January 2022 event.
GPC encourages farmers to participate in 2021 county production meetings via UGA Cooperative Extension in preparation for the 2021 season. Visit www.gapeanuts.com to stay up-to-date on the activities of the Georgia Peanut Commission and latest industry news.
Source: Georgia Peanut Commission