March 17, 2022
Peanut markets, weed management and a grower panel focusing on what it takes to produce high yielding peanuts will be the focus of the 2022 Oklahoma Peanut Expo, Weatherford, Okla.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn from and speak with leading experts in the field and to interact with other peanut producers and industry members,” said Executive Director Ron Sholar, Oklahoma Peanut Commission. “This will be the premier peanut education and training event in the region for 2022.”
The expo is March 24 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University Business Enterprise Center and begins at 9 a.m. A free lunch is included.
Following an expo overview by Sholar, Senior Scientist Marshall Lamb, USDA ARS, National Peanut Research Laboratory, Dawson, Ga., will provide the 2022 Peanut Market Outlook. Ryan Lepicier, National Peanut Board senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will present the NPB update, "Growing Together."
Hydro, Okla., peanut producer Merlin Schantz holds peanuts from his 2021 crop at a field day on his farm last fall. (Photo by Shelley E. Huguley)
Peanut producers and specialists will cover the following topics:
Grower Panel- Producing High Yielding Peanuts: What Does it Take?
Weed Management Update- Weed Scientist Todd Baughman, Oklahoma State University Extension
Reviewing 2021 and Looking Ahead to the 2022 Crop- Field Specialist David Nowlin, Oklahoma Peanut Commission
2021 Oklahoma Peanut Variety Trials - Kelly Chamberlin, USDA –ARS Center for Peanut Improvement
2021 Disease Evaluations of Advanced Peanut Breeding Lines - Rebecca Bennett, USDA –ARS Center for Peanut Improvement
In addition to the presentations, the Peanut EXPO provides producers an opportunity to visit with industry representatives who supply the equipment, products and services needed to produce the crop, according to the Oklahoma Peanut Commission.
Commissioner elections for producers from the Oklahoma Peanut Commission Districts 2 and 3 will be held at the conclusion of the meeting. Nomination elections to select a member and alternate to serve on the National Peanut Board will also be held. Eligible producers must be engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and own or share crop ownership and loss risk.
For more information, email [email protected] or by phone at 405-780-0113 or 405-933-0641.
The Peanut EXPO is a joint effort of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission, OSU's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, USDA ARS, National Peanut Board, and partners in the peanut industry.
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