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50th APRES anniversary celebrates achievements

The American Peanut Research and Education Society hosted a well-deserved celebration in Williamsburg, Va., as more than 400 folks showed up for the 50th annual conference.

The 50th American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES) annual meeting engaged in a bit of nostalgia, looking back over a rich history of research benchmarks that more than doubled average yield for U.S. peanut farmers, but also looked to the future and challenges to overcome to push production even higher.

The annual meeting convened in Williamsburg, Va., not far from where the first commercially grown peanuts were raised.

The party began with a traditional ice cream social and concluded with slices of a 50th anniversary peanut butter cake. Ice cream and cake and plenty of peanuts—a fitting celebration for a prestigious organization.

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