The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy 231 South, Dothan, Ala.
Sponsored by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations, the one-day event offers growers a full day to view the products and services of more than 70 exhibitors and a day of education. The show will be open from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Peanut farmers who attend will not only be able to fine tune their farming operations, but will have a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. Kelley Manufacturing Co. is offering as a Grand Door Prize the use of a new 6 Row Peanut Combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2015 peanut harvesting season, (valued at $15,000), with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price. In lieu of the 6 Row Combine the winner can choose the use of another KMC Peanut Harvest Implement with a 10% discount off of the list price for purchase. These discounts are non-transferrable. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.
During the catered lunch there will be a legislative update followed by a grower production segment and a seed seminar during the afternoon.
Topics and guest speakers for the seed seminar are as follows: Farm Saved Seed – Know the Law – Dr. Jim Bostick – Alabama Crop Improvement Association; Varieties Currently in Production and on Horizon – Dr. Bill Branch, Professor/Peanut Breeder, University of Georgia, Dr. Corley Holbrook, Peanut Breeder, USDA/ARS, Dr. Barry Tillman, Professor / Peanut Breeder, University of Florida; and Current Breeding Research Update – Dr. Marshall Lamb – National Peanut Research Lab / Auburn University.
All peanut growers are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information on the show, including exhibit space availability, contact: Teresa Mays at APPA (334)792-6482 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org