Educational Exploration: GPC Partnering with GPB for Special Event

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

By Clint Thompson

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is partnering with Georgia Public Broadcasting to educate students about agriculture and peanuts, the official state crop of Georgia.

The two organizations are producing a Live event on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Georgia Peanut Commission office in Tifton, Georgia. It is called Georgia Peanuts: Live Exploration in partnership with GPB Education.

“The purpose of this exploration will be to help students understand Georgia’s agriculture industry, the importance of peanuts in Georgia’s economy, nutritional benefits and lots of other things,” said Hannah Jones, project coordinator-research and education at the GPC. “The target audience will be teachers and students and upper elementary and middle school classrooms. They’ll be aligned with Georgia’s standards of excellence and will serve as a useful classroom resource for teachers.”

Event Details

The event will feature Live interviews with a Georgia peanut farmer; an agronomist who works in peanut fields and performs research; and a nutrition expert with the Department of Education. Students and teachers who watch the Live event, which can be viewed at, on their local GPB TV channel, as well as on GPB Education’s Facebook page, can submit questions as well.

Hannah Jones

There will also be pre-recorded content that provides an overview of the peanut industry and an up-close view of how peanuts are produced.

The program will automatically be recorded and available for viewing on immediately following the show

Those interested in watching the live show can register to watch on Registration is not required to watch the free program. Registration is requested so registrants can stay up to date on important information about the show.