Mr. Peanut Wears Many Hats

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He is known to many in the southeast as “Mr. Peanut” – the voice of authority when it comes to peanuts on the Southeast Agnet. Tyron Spearman is also the executive director for the National Peanut Buying Points Association and he poses here with some of his members making grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the Southern Peanut Growers … Read More

Peanut Advisory Board Marketing Efforts

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I mentioned Chet’s Peanut Butter toppings in the last post – here’s a close up of this fantastic new product for the peanut industry. It’s only been out there for about six months and already a buzz is getting started. Leslie Wagner with the Peanut Advisory Board says they have been working to help market this new product. “We love … Read More

Ice Cream Socializing

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As growers arrive to start the registration process, they are given a cool reception – a very welcome one coming in from the Florida humidity! The Peanut Advisory Board is sponsoring the Ice Cream Social welcome hospitality, a tradition for the peanut growers meeting. It gives the meeting attendees a chance to meet and greet as they pick up their … Read More

Registration is Underway

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Peanut producers and their families from throughout the Southeast are arriving here at the Edgewater Beach Resort Conference Center in Panama City. It is a beautiful day to be at the beach here on the panhandle of Florida. The Gulf of Mexico is just across the street from the conference center and right out the back door of the resort … Read More

Nearly 500 Registered for Conference

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Nearly 500 peanut industry representatives from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and beyond are already registered for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, according to Randy Griggs with the Alabama Peanut Producers. “We thought that maybe because of the fuel prices our attendance might be off, but that’s not the case,” Randy says. In fact, with families coming, Randy expects there to … Read More