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40th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 21 in Tifton, Ga.

Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the 40th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 21 in Tifton, Ga.

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Nearly 2,000 farmers are expected to attend the 40th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Jan. 21 in Tifton, Ga., to see more than 100 exhibits from the peanut industry, University of Georgia Peanut Production seminars and the industry-wide Peanut Seed Seminar.  
The one-day show includes awards ceremony and door prizes for farmers.

2016 Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference General Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. - Show Opens

  • 9:00 a.m. - UGA Peanut Production Seminars

  • 10:35 a.m. - Peanut Industry Seed Seminar

  • 12:00 p.m. - Farm Show Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

  • 2:00 p.m. - Grand Door Prize Drawing

  • 2:30 p.m. - Show Closes

  • 2:30 p.m. - Angus Energy Seminar on Fuel Costs (View flyer)

University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Welcome - Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee Chairman.

  • Practical Approach to the 2016 Season, Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist

  • Peanut Market Outlook, Amanda Smith, UGA Extension Economist

  • What's Up with Sicklepod? Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist

  • The Role of Micronutrients in Peanut Production, Dr. Glen Harris, UGA Extension Agronomist, Fertility

  • I've Got a Lot of Disease in My Field and I Did What You Told Me! Where Did You Say You Went to School? Dr. Bob Kemerait - UGA Extension Plant Pathologist

  • Irrigation Scheduling for Peanut, Dr. Wes Porter, UGA Ext. Precision Ag and Irrigation Spec.

Industry Seed Seminar 10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. at the Small Auditorium, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Welcome - Kevin Calhoun.

  • Update - Seed Quality and Quantity for 2016 Planting, Terry Hollifield, Ex. Dir., Georgia Crop Improvement Assn.

  • New Improvements at the Plains Foundation Seed Center, Dr. Roger Boerma, Ex. Dir., Georgia Seed Development

  • Varieties Currently in Production and on Horizon - Dr. Bill Branch, Peanut Breeder, University of Georgia, Dr. Barry Tillman, Peanut Breeder, University of Florida, Dr. Corley Holbrook, Peanut Breeder, USDA/ARS

  • Timely Advice for Growers, Dr. Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Peanut Agronomist

  • Updates on Current Breeding Research, Dr. Marshall Lamb, National Peanut Research Lab

  • The Peanut Genomic Initiative, Dr. Steve Brown, Ex. Dir., The Peanut Foundation

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