GPC Approves Research Funding for 2022-23

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission’s (GPC) recent approval of $795,205 for research funding signals its emphasis for the state’s growers to remain sustainable now and into the future. Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee chairman, talks about the importance of the funding. It includes 36 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Fort Valley …

Southern Peanut Growers Conference Registration Underway

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson Registration is underway for the 23rd annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference scheduled for July 21-23 at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi a chance to obtain timely information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. Don Koehler, executive director of the Georgia …

GPC Celebrates National Peanut Month

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) used March, also known as National Peanut Month, to continue its promotion of Georgia peanuts. Joy Crosby, assistant executive director of the GPC, discusses some of the events that the organization participated in. “We were able to kick off National Peanut Month with our annual peanut butter and jelly day at the …

National Peanut Month: GPC Gives Back to Local Food Banks

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is using National Peanut Month to give back to local communities. Joy Crosby, director of communications at GPC, discussed the various ways the commission and Peanut Proud have donated peanut butter to the Southeast. “For National Peanut Month, the Georgia Peanut Commission has worked with Peanut Proud to donate a little over …

GPC Partnering with Front Row Motorsports

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is once again in the driver’s seat of promoting peanuts to the world. Justin Odom, project coordinator for farm and field services, discusses the impact of GPC’s partnership with Front Row Motorsports again. “We’re very excited to be working with Front Row Motorsports again this year. We’re sponsoring the No. 38 Ford …

GPC Research and Report Day: A Glimpse Into the Industry’s Future

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission’s (GPC) annual Research and Report Day on Wednesday highlighted ongoing projects from researchers at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and U.S. Department of Agriculture. It provided insight into the future of peanut production, says Donald Chase, research chairman at the GPC. “When we make our decisions in March …

Georgia Peanut Farm Show Provides Timely Content to Growers

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission’s annual farm show started on Wednesday and provided growers an early outlook on the upcoming season, following a challenging year highlighted by persistent rainfall. Don Koehler, executive director of the Georgia Peanut Commission, discussed the significance of the workshops being held in conjunction with the University of Georgia and industry leaders that educate …

Georgia Peanut Farm Show Next Week

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By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission reminds growers and industry leaders that the 45th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference is less than a week away at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. It also reminds interested attendees that this year’s event will be held over two days, Jan. 19-20. Rodney Dawson, chairman …

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer

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As we celebrate Christmas this year, Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman brings back an old favorite, “A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer” written by S. Omar Barker. A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PRAYERby S. Omar Barker (1895-1985) I ain’t much good at prayin’,and You may not know me, Lord —For I ain’t much seen in churches,where they preach Thy Holy Word.But you may have observed …

GPC to Host Annual Farm Show in January

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds producers it’s never too early start thinking about next year’s Peanut Farm Show, which is a little more than two months away. The farm show is slated for Jan. 19-20 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The GPC is excited to host the event again, …