2016 Peanut Growers Conference

The 18th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference was held July 21 – 23, 2016 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions.

Conference Information

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    Sponsorship Packet

    Click the link below to download information regarding Conference sponsorship…
    SPGC sponsorship packet (PDF)

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    Online Resort Reservations

    Reserve your stay by calling
    1-800-622-1038 and ask for the “Conference Rate” or simply click the link below to book online…
    Sandestin Resort Bookings

Friday, July 22, 2016
General Session I – Survival in the Marketplace

Forrest Laws, Farm Press
Ryan Lepicier, National Peanut Board and Leslie Wagner, Southern Peanut Growers
Anne-Marie DeLorenzo, Mars Chocolate North America

General Session II – Surviving Production Uncertainty
Dr. Mark Abney, University of Georgia
Dr. Nicholas Dufault, University of Florida
Dr. Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University
Dr. Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia
Dr. Eric Prostko, University of Georgia

General Session III – Peanut Oil: Fuel for Survival
Chris Tindal – Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy
Ed Coppola, Applied Research Associates
Marshall Lamb, USDA ARS National Peanut Research Lab
Ronnie Davis, USDA Rural Development

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The Southern Peanut Growers Conference is held annually in July. During the three-day event, general sessions provided farmers with information peanut research, legislative issues and promotional efforts of the peanut industry. Farmers are also able to visit with many of the sponsors throughout the event.
The Southern Peanut Growers Conference is held annually in July. During the three-day event, general sessions provided farmers with information peanut research, legislative issues and promotional efforts of the peanut industry. Farmers are also able to visit with many of the sponsors throughout the event.