#2016SPGC was a Blast with DuPont

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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

Ag Colleges Helping #Peanut Farmers Survive

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The deans of the colleges of agriculture at three major land grant universities in the southeast presented their views on the importance of research to helping peanut growers survive challenging times. From left to right, Mississippi State dean Dr. George Hopper, Auburn dean Dr. Paul Patterson, and University of Georgia dean Dr. Sam Pardue, all shared their stories of how … Read More

Surviving Production Uncertainty Panel

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Entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed scientists from major universities in the southeast peanut growing region talked about the challenges facing growers now and going forward. University of Georgia plant pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait moderated the panel, which included his university’s colleagues entomologist Dr. Mark Abney and weed scientist Dr. Eric Prostko, as well as University of Florida plant pathologist Dr. … Read More

Bayer Welcome Dinner Sets Mood for #2016SPGC

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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

Marketing Peanuts to Millennials

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Southern Peanut Growers Executive Director Leslie Wagner and National Peanut Board Senior VP of Marketing Ryan Lepicier joined forces at the opening session of the 18th Southern Peanut Growers Conference to talk about what they are doing to market peanuts to the important millennial generation. “Those of us who have millennials in their life know that they get their information … Read More

Valent Valor Award Goes to Fletcher

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The normally talkative Dr. Stanley Fletcher was left speechless when John Altom of Valent announced that he was the winner of this year’s Valor award at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. “I was totally surprised,” said Fletcher, an agricultural economist with the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness who has worked on the last five farm bills and is already starting … Read More

#2016SPGC Screens New Ice Cream Flavors

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It was a sweet start to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference as attendees had the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite southern-inspired flavor in the Eat Y’all Ice Cream Contest during the opening social. Eat Y’all, a social media company dedicated to telling the story of southern agriculture, collected nearly 200 dream ice cream flavor suggestions in June … Read More

House Ag Chairman Addresses #2016SPGC

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Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) addressed the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference, stressing the importance of preparing now for the 2018 Farm Bill. “My goal is, as is the goal of every ag chairman, is to get it done before the current one expires, not have to have short term extensions and all the drama that goes along with that, said … Read More

Welcome Back to Florida #2016SPGC

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The 18th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is back on the Gulf Coast of Florida and the theme this year is Survivor: Managing the Challenge. The meeting last year was held at Callaway Gardens in Georgia, after the longtime conference location in Panama City Beach was no longer an option, and those who attended that event were surveyed about potential … Read More

DuPont’s Arcade Blast of Fun

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Join in the fun this year at the DuPont’s Arcade Blast of Fun on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blast Arcade at Baytowne Wharf. The arcade will be open for conference attendees to enjoy more than 50 redemption and video games, Laser Maze and the Blast’ Em Shooting Gallery. Adults can join in the … Read More