The 50th annual APRES meeting gets underway with an ice cream social.
The 50th APRES annual meeting was a festive affair In Williamsburg, Va.
On hand for the 50th anniversary meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society in Williamsburg, Va. were Carson Daughtrey with Birdsong Peanuts and North Carolina State University Peanut Specialist David Jordan.
Howard Valentine, second from right, offered a look back at the rich history of the U.S. peanut industry at the APRES annual meeting. Here, he visits with (from the left) Chris Butt, Steve Brown, and Marshall Lamb.
Time to Catch Up
Jonathan Croft, left, agriculture Extension agent with Clemson University in Orangeburg, S.C., chats about the peanut crop with William Pearce, commercial manager with Golden Peanut Company in Albany, Ga. during the APRES meeting.
Josh Clevenger, left, research scientist with Mars Chocolate in Athens, Ga. , and David Bertioli, assistant research scientist with the Center for Applied Genetics Technologies in Athens, spoke on peanut genomics at the 50th annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society.
At the 50th Anniversary Banquet
Long-Time APRES members, Jay Williams, University of Georgia, and Charles Simpson, Texas A&M, were recognized for attending the most APRES annual meetings. Both have been present for more than 45 of the 50 annual conferences.
Marshall Lamb, left, peanut economist and research leader at the USDA National Peanut Lab in Dawson, Ga., discusses the peanut outlook with Auburn University Peanut Specialist Kris Balkcom during a break at the APRES meeting.
Mr. Peanut is in the building
Perrine Kemerait, daughter of Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia, poses with Mr. Peanut at the APRES 50th Anniversary banquet.
General Session Speakers
Speakers at the opening general session of the 50th annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society in Williamsburg, Va. were from left: Howard Valentine, retired executive director of The Peanut Foundation; Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Jewell Bronaugh; Katie Beasley, a Ph.D. student in history at Florida State University ; and Dr. Corley Holbrook, supervisory research geneticist at the USDA-ARS Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga.
The transition to new leadership is marked by presentation of a plaque honoring Peter Dotray's (left) accomplishments as APRES president. Rick Brandenburg, N.C. State, is the new president.
Young APRES member
Christiane Pilon, UGA, makes her second trip to the annual APRES meeting.
Planters Peanut Mobile
The Planters Peanut Mobile stopped by the 50th APRES annual conference in Williamsburg, Va.
George Musson, left, product development manager at Bayer CropScience in Research Triangle Park, N.C., discusses peanut production with Clemson Peanut Specialist Dan Anco during the APRES meeting.
Cutting the Cake
LynAnne and Charles Simpson cut the APRES 50th anniversary cake, a fitting close to the 50th Anniversary celebration. Next summer, APRES meets at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.