GPC a Popular Visit at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson

Peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut samples. Peanut-based education. It’s just another week at the Sunbelt Ag Expo for the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC).

Photo by Clint Thompson/Shows peanut butter sandwiches being made at the Georgia Peanut Commission building at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

GPC invites all those interested in snacking on peanuts and learning more about production to its building on Wednesday and Thursday at the Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Justin Odom, project coordinator-farm and field services for GPC, discusses the opportunity of peanut education during this week’s Expo.

Photo by Clint Thompson/NASCAR driver Todd Gilliland signs autographs on Wednesday at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

“The Georgia Peanut Commission’s building is located at WC-9. We’ll be here of course today and Thursday. We’ll be frying peanuts and have our fan favorite grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You better get here early for those because by 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m., they’re starting to run low on samples,” Odom said. “It’s a great way for us to get out in front of hundreds of people from all over the nation and teach them about peanuts and peanut production.

“We love to be able to talk to people about peanuts and peanut production. Peanuts are wonderful for your health. There’s a bunch of good benefits to eating peanuts. From the farmer’s side, peanuts are very sustainable commodity. If we can educate people about peanuts and peanut production, that’s what we want to do. Come by and see us here at the Georgia Peanut Commission building here at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.”

Peanut harvests are part of the demonstrations being conducted at Spence Field at the Expo. Gates open on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.