EXHIBITS, PRIZES HIGHLIGHT 4TH PEANUT TRADE SHOW
DOTHAN, Ala. -- Marshall Lamb of the National Peanut Research Laboratory and Kris Balkcom of the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland will be among the speakers at a pre-planting production seminar for peanut producers at the Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, Feb. 12, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds.
This fourth annual show sponsored by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations, also features the latest information on technology, new production practices and more than 50 exhibitors.
"There is a lot going on in the agriculture and the peanut industries, in particular, and this trade show will give growers and others involved in the industry a chance to come together to discuss what could be down the road as far as agriculture," said Randy Griggs, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. "We strongly encourage growers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi to come be a part of this trade show."
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST with exhibit booths opening at the same time. Lunch will be provided, and growers can register for door prizes, including $1,000 cash from Kelley Manufacturing Company. Other prizes include a peanut print -- "A Journey Through Time" -- from Ozark artist Jack Deloney and a 12-gauge shotgun from the Southeastern Peanut Farmer magazine. The Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations will be giving away free registration and accommodations to the 2009 Southern Peanut Growers Conference in July.
"On behalf of both APPA and FPPA, I'd like to welcome all growers and industry interests to the trade show that will feature numerous exhibitors there to assist growers," Griggs said.
Some exhibit, both inside and outside, are still available. Potential vendors can contact Teresa Wilson at the Alabama Producers Association office (334) 792-6482.