Make plans now to attend the 2019 Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. A free, catered lunch will begin at noon, with a short program to follow.
Peanut growers from Alabama and Florida are encouraged to attend this annual event to view the industry products and services offered by over 70 exhibitors.
The trade show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA).
The catered lunch will be provided by the National Peanut Board, APPA, and FPPA. During the lunch program, Dr. Marshall Lamb, from the National Peanut Research Lab, will speak to growers about the 2019 crop outlook as well as the current market status.
Over $20,000 in door prizes will be given out throughout the morning of the trade show. Winners must be certified peanut farmers with a Farm Service Agency farm number.
Kelley Manufacturing Company will provide the Grand Door Prize – the use of a new 6 row peanut combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2019 peanut harvesting season, with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price. The winner must have at least 75 acres of peanuts.
The Grower Prize will be provided by Amadas Industries, and will include a certificate for $10,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas self-propelled peanut combine, or $5,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas 4-row or 6-row pull-type peanut combine, or $1,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas peanut dump cart.
Columbo North America will give-a-way an “Ag Experience of a Lifetime.” They will draw for a trip for two down to Brazil during the peanut harvest. The trip will tour the Colombo manufacturing plants, along with farms, shelling plants, and local tourism. This drawing will be for certified peanut growers with at least 75 acres of peanuts.
Other door prizes include a shotgun, free registration and lodging for the 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, $1,000 parts credit for Amadas parts, two nights in a beachfront unit at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, and much more.
For more information, please visit www.alpeanuts.com or www.flpeanuts.com. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please contact Kaye Lynn Hataway at 334-792-6482 or Sherry Saunders at 850-526-2590.