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AL-FL Peanut Trade Show February 9th

The 12th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Hwy. 231 South in Dothan, Alabama.

Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA), the one-day event offers farmers a full day to view the industry products and services of more than 80 exhibitors. The trade show opens at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until noon with a lunch immediately following.

Dr. Marshall Lamb will speak to growers about crop outlook as well as the current market status.

Peanut growers who attend will not only be able to fine tune their farming operations, but will have a chance to win prizes valued at more than $20,000.

Kelley Manufacturing Company will be providing this year’s Grand Door Prize. The winner will receive the use of a new 6 Row Peanut Combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2017 peanut harvesting season, with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price.

The Grower Prize is being sponsored by Amadas. The use of a new 4-Row or 6-Row Amadas Peanut Digger/Inverter for the 2017 harvest season or $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.

All winners must be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number, and must be present to win.

All peanut growers are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information contact the FPPA office: 850-526-2590.

Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks National Peanut Board Nominees

For immediate release:

January 2, 2017

Contact: Ken Barton

Florida Peanut Producers Association

850-526-2590

Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks National Peanut Board nominees

The Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board.  Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm cst at the Jackson County Agricultural Complex and Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, FL 32448.  All eligible peanut producers are encouraged to participate.  Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of the crop.

Jeff Pittman, Bascom, Fl is the current Florida National Peanut Board Member and William Carte, Live Oak, Fl serves as the alternate.  The term for the current Florida board member and alternate expires on December 31, 2017.

USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate.  The National Peanut Board will submit Florida’s slate of nominees to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments.

The National Peanut Board encourages inclusion of persons of any race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation and marital or family status.  National Peanut Board encourages all persons who qualify as peanut producers to attend the meeting and run for nomination.

It is USDA’s policy that membership on industry-government boards and committees accurately reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.

Florida Peanut Producers Association is the State Check-Off organization for peanuts and represents Florida’s peanut farmers in Promotion, Research and Education.

The National Peanut Board represents all USA peanut farmers and their families.  The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and tools for improved efficiencies.  Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA-grown peanuts.

Board of Directors Meeting Announced

For Immediate Release:

Florida Peanut Producers Association will hold a Board of Directors Meeting during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference.

When

Friday, July 22, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p-m cst or immediately following the afternoon General Session.

Where

Linkside Conference Center Terrace Room
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Miramar, FL 32550