Fighting For Agriculture

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The lovely and talented advocate for agriculture Michele Payn-Knoper put on the gloves to teach the peanut industry some new moves in the fight for the hearts and minds of consumers as the keynote luncheon speaker at the 2011 SPGC. Michele is a professional speaker and farmer from Indiana who “works to connect the farm gate to consumer plate through … Read More

Playing for More Than Peanuts

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The compassion of the southern peanut industry toward victims of this year’s devastating tornadoes was on display at the SPGC Casino Night to raise more money for Peanut Proud relief efforts. When Peanut Proud president LeaJean Manry showed a video of the tornado-ravaged areas where they have helped out this year, there was hardly a dry eye in the house. … Read More

Young Grilled PB&J Chef

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The grilled PB&J sandwiches sponsored by the National Peanut Buying Points Association are always a big hit during the registration/social at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. This year, the PB&J station was manned by an aspiring young chef by the name of Cole Jordan. Cole is from a little town in north Florida called Malone, which is close to the … Read More

Valor Award Presented To Leslie Wagner

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Leslie Wagner, Executive Director, Southern Peanut Growers, was presented with this year’s Valor Award. The award was presented by John Altom, Valent. I spoke with Leslie prior to the award and you can listen to our conversation below. So congrats to Leslie because she’s also celebrating the 30th anniversary of Southern Peanut Growers. In fact, during registration yesterday there was … Read More

Syngenta Soul Man

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Syngenta is always proud to host the closing event at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and this year’s 10th anniversary celebration was a special milestone for the company’s relationship with peanut growers in the south. District sales manager Lyle Stewart really got into the blues spirit at the Blues Brothers bash and was even invited up on stage by the … Read More

Peanut Committee Secrets

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There was much fun to be had at the Blues Brothers-themed finale for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and everyone got in on the act. There were three “Blues Brothers” as the opening act – but not to sing and dance. They revealed “Committee Secrets” and provided answers to some important questions, such as “Why do we keep coming back … Read More

Congress 101

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A great interactive session held on Monday at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference should be a required course for every agricultural producer in the country. Led by Cody Lyon with the American Farm Bureau and Keith Gray of Alabama Farmers Federation, several hundred peanut growers got a taste of what it is like to serve in Congress. Split into groups, … Read More