PEANUT-POWERED TRACTOR AMONG PEANUT TRADE SHOW LINEUP
DOTHAN, Ala. -- A tractor that runs on peanut biodiesel will be among the technological advances producers will be able to glimpse at this year's Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, Feb. 1, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan.
In addition to agriculture exhibits, there will be equipment demonstrations and a special Legislative Listening Session with grower participation.
"There is a lot going on in the agriculture and the peanut industry in particular and growers will be able to see, listen and discuss new technologies and what may be in the next farm bill," said Randy Griggs, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. "We will be having a listening session at the trade show which will give growers a chance to speak out on what they would like to see in the new farm bill. We strongly encourage growers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi to come be a part of this discussion and all the segments of the trade show."
This will mark the second year of the trade show coordinated by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producer Associations.
Lunch will be provided to those who attend and growers can register for door prizes, including $1,000 cash from Kelley Manufacturing Company.
"On behalf of both APPA and FPPA, I'd like to welcome all growers and industry interests to the trade show and invite them to participate in the listening session as well," Griggs said.
There are still some inside and outside exhibit spaces available. Potential vendors can contact Teresa Wilson at the Alabama Producers Association office (334)792-6482.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central and exhibitors will open booths at the same time to welcome in the attendees to the 2007 show.