Vantage Southeast Loyal to Peanut Industry

Cindy Zimmerman2017 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

Vantage Southeast (formally Ag Technologies) got its start helping provide precision agriculture solutions for peanut growers and they remain a priority for the company. “We’ve always tried to stay true to the ones the brought us to the dance,” said company representative Travis Kelly who enjoys coming back every year to see farmer customers and being part of the Southern … Read More

Welcome UPI to the Southern Peanut Growers Family

Cindy Zimmerman2017 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

It’s always wonderful to meet a new addition to the Southern Peanut Growers family and this year we had the pleasure of meeting Alexis Benge-Bromley with UPI, a global crop protection product company based in Pennsylvania. Being a Mississippi native, Alexis felt right at home and will definitely be back again next year. “I’ve had a chance to meet with … Read More

Informed Ag and Ag Leader

Cindy Zimmerman2017 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

Helping farmers make informed decisions about their crops is the goal of Informed Ag, an Ag Leader dealer based in Auburn, Alabama. Lead engineer Rees Bridges brought his professional engineering career back to the farm to start a consulting business. “Peanuts in the area where I grew up (in south Georgia) were kind of the blood of life,” said Bridges. … Read More

Opening Night Nut Show

Cindy Zimmerman2017 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

The Nuts vs the Sprouts in a Battle of the Generations Nut Show made for a fun night of entertainment at the welcoming dinner sponsored by Bayer. Welcome reception sponsors Birdsong Peanuts and Kelley Manufacturing chose teams for the older generation versus the younger generation and Jimmy Laska’s team of old timers could name that tune from Motown to Uptown … Read More

Valent Valor Fights for Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman2017 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

Definition of valor noun val·or \ˈva-lər\ 1. strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery 2. preemergence herbicide from Valent for use on peanuts that provides 4-6 weeks of residual control Valent has been presenting the Valor award for as long as the Southern Peanut Growers Conference has been in existence and … Read More

New Company Joins #2016SPGC Family

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

Vantage South is a precision equipment and services dealer based in Alabama and they were a new sponsor this year at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Josh Carnley says they really enjoyed their first year. “This is a venue where most of your progressive, larger, more advanced farmers come and that’s our target customer,” said Carnley. Vantage South is a … Read More

How BASF Helps #Peanut Farmers Survive

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors1 Comment

Peanuts may be considered a minor crop when it comes to the agriculture industry as a whole, but its an important one for sponsors of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference like BASF. “We have a good product line for peanuts so we value our relationship with the peanut farmer,” says William Reed with BASF. Last year BASF introduced Priaxor fungicide … Read More

#2016SPGC was a Blast with DuPont

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

DuPont gave young and older alike a blast of fun at the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference at Sandestin Resort. The 2400 acre resort includes a village with shops, restaurants and entertainment including an arcade which DuPont rented out for Friday afternoon to provide a fun place for everyone to hang out in the air conditioning after a long day … Read More

Bayer Welcome Dinner Sets Mood for #2016SPGC

Cindy Zimmerman2016 Conference, Audio, Conference Sponsors0 Comments

The welcome reception and dinner/luau at the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference came complete with leis and roasted whole hog to set the mood. Bayer continued its platinum level sponsorship of the SPGC this year, which includes hosting the opening party. “We always look forward to the opportunity to come and visit with the peanut growers in this association,” says … Read More