Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show Held Feb. 1, 2024 – Alabama Peanut Producers Association

DOTHAN, Ala. (Feb. 2, 2024) – Peanut growers from Alabama and Florida were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show February 1, 2024 at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The trade show was hosted by Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA), and sponsored by National Peanut Board. The National Peanut Festival was the venue sponsor.


Over 400 peanut growers and industry partners from Alabama and Florida attended to view industry products and services offered by more than 60 exhibitors.


Researchers from Auburn University and the University of Florida were on hand to showcase the peanut research they are working on with the support of grower check-off dollars. Growers could talk to the researchers one-on-one about the research projects.


During the lunch program, attendees heard from Greg Baltz, chairman of the National Peanut Board and an Arkansas peanut farmer, and Ryan Lepecier, the newly appointed President and CEO of the National Peanut Board. Bob Redding of the Redding Firm delivered a legislative update via video. Senator Tommy Tuberville shared greetings to the growers via video as well. Dr. Marshall Lamb, from the National Peanut Research Lab, spoke to growers about the 2024 peanut market outlook.


Several door prizes were given out throughout the morning of the trade show, but the prizes everyone was most looking forward to winning were announced after lunch.


The Grand Door Prize, provided by Kelley Manufacturing Co., of a $5,000 voucher that can be used toward $5,000 off the price of any one piece of equipment or for $5,000 worth of parts for KMC equipment was won by Dennis McCord of Cottonwood, AL.


Myron Johnson of Headland, Alabama won a free trip to the 2024 Southern Peanut Growers Conference in July. Ashley Kelley of Andalusia, Alabama won a Steoger 12 gauge shotgun.


Thank you to our 2024 Exhibitors

AG Nutrients
Ag Spray Equipment
AgLogic Chemical
Alabama Ag Credit
Alabama Dept. of Ag & Ind.
American Peanut Council
Atlantic & Southern Equipment
Auburn University
Bayer Crop Science
Bestway Ag
Birdsong Peanuts
C3 Ag Consulting, LLC
Coastal Ag Services
Colombo NA
Corteva Agriscience
DeltAg Formulations
Farmers Business Network
First South Farm Credit
Florida Farm Credit Associations
Florida Foundation Seed
Harrell Ag Products
HBT Supply
Helms Manufacturing Co.
Hudson Alpha Wiregrass
Kelley Manufacturing Co.
Miller Chemical & Fertilizer
National Peanut Board
Nichino America, Inc
Nolin Steel
O’Bryan Agri-Insurance
Pacific Ag Rentals
Peanut Proud Festival
Peerless Manufacturing Co.
Rabo Agrifinance
Rentz Irrigation
SanBuck Insurance
Schutz Insurance
SimPlot Grower Solutions
Southeastern Peanut Farmer
Southern Ag Service
Southern Silage Supply LLC
SouthGen Solutions
SunSouth John Deere
Sweet Grown Alabama
Syngenta Crop Protection
The KBH Corp.
The Peanut Institute
Tidewater Equipment Co.
University of Florida
USDA-Farm Service Agency (AL)
USDA-NRCS/ Houston Co. Soil & Water
USDA ARS- National Peanut Research Lab
Vantage South
Walker Insurance
Wiregrass Equipment Co.