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Scholarship Money Available




                        (850) 526-2590




     Marianna, FL- The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the

 opening of their 2018 Scholarship Award Program, effective April 1, 2018.


    Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students.  The applicant or someone in the applicant’s family must be an actively producing

peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA.

 Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced.  The

 remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and

documentation of passing grades is submitted to the FPPA Office.

 “The Florida Peanut Producers Association is committed to helping further the

education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our

commitment,” said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPPA.

 “The FPPA welcomes all applicants.  The final selection will be made by the committee

 and all applicants will be notified by mail, as will the scholarship winners,” said Barton.

 For an application contact the FPPA office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 1, Marianna, FL

 32448, call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the FPPA website  The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than

 July 1, 2018.


2018 Scholarship Award App. (1)

Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, Georgia and Alabama), as well as for Certified Crop Advisors. A total of 115 people came out for this year’s event, that number consists of attendees from eleven Florida counties, three Georgia counties, and four Alabama counties. The event featured nine presentations and a trade show of 17 companies and organizations that provide products and services to the industry.

The focus of the Short Course was primarily on peanut and cotton production, but did overlap to other crops regarding fertility, pest management, and the market outlook. Speaker topics included an update from the Florida Peanut Producers Association, information regarding peanut varieties, cotton varieties, weed management, pest management (insect, disease, nematode), market outlook, and early season fertility. The following recap provides a short summary of what was discussed by each speaker, as well as direct links to download PDF (printable) versions of the presentations given at the event.