Peanut Academy Awards

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I think we should call them the “Goobers” – the first ever Peanut Academy Awards presented at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City last week. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Mr. Peanut himself, Tyron Spearman, and the presenters were some of the biggest stars in show biz – from yesteryear and the present. Presenters included … Read More

Stars Come Out for Peanuts

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The Southern Peanut Growers Conference rolled out the red carpet Tuesday night for the stars of the peanut industry. The first ever Peanut Oscar awards night and dinner was sponsored by our good friends at Syngenta, who got into the spirit of the evening by coming dressed as some of their favorite stars. Oscars were handed out for best humanitarian, … Read More

Getting the Message Out with Social Media

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Communicating the message of agriculture to the public has gotten much more personal with the help of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and many agricultural groups, including peanut grower organizations, are already wetting their feet in the new media waters. A panel discussion at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference Tuesday featured communications staff members from the Alabama … Read More

Increasing Peanut Producer Profitability

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This year is the 10th year for the Peanut Profitability Awards sponsored by Farm Press. Dr. Marshall Lamb and USDA’s National Peanut Research Laboratory, working with a national peanut advisory board, helped to bring in an outstanding amount of nominations this year – the most ever. Dr. Lamb says the program is not just about the winners. “This program gives … Read More

Speaking Up for Agriculture

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Peanut growers heard from the dairy industry about how important it is to speak up for agriculture and be a good industry ambassador. Cheryl Hayn with the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association was on the program at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference to talk about what they are doing to get producers comfortable with speaking to the media and the … Read More

Peanuts are Energy for Life

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The National Peanut Board kicked off a new promotional campaign this year that focuses on all the great benefits of peanuts – Energy for the Good Life. “It’s kind of self-explanatory,” says NPB Chairman Roger Neitsch, a producer from Texas. “I think it’s really a great slogan that will further the consumption of peanuts and peanut products.” The new slogan … Read More

Peanut Growers and Food Safety

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Peanut growers were not to blame for the salmonella contamination problem that happened earlier this year, but everyone can do their part to make sure peanuts are the safest product possible from farm to plate. The role that peanut growers play in food safety was addressed during the Southern Peanut Producers Conference today by Dr. Darlene Cowert, president of JLA … Read More

Bayer Continues Support for Peanut Industry

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Bayer Crop Science has been a sponsor of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference since it started 11 years ago and they are especially proud to help welcome the industry every year by hosting the opening dinner and entertainment. Southeast district sales manager John Hand says Bayer Crop Science is committed to the peanut industry. “The information that is shared at … Read More

Valor Award to Patrick Archer

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The Webster definition of “valor” is “strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness” and that was required this year more than any other for the peanut industry. In recognition for his strength and leadership of the peanut industry during a time of crisis, American Peanut Council president Patrick Archer was recognized today with … Read More