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Evans receives Honorary Membership in the Georgia Young Farmers Association

The Georgia Young Farmers Association presented Marcus Evans, Georgia Peanut Commission director of field services and industry information, with Honorary Membership during the association’s annual meeting in January. Evans has worked at GPC for 28 years. He has shown a … Continue reading

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Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Tifton, Ga. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission … Continue reading

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Peanut industry donates peanuts and peanut butter to tornado victims

Peanut Proud has assisted families in need again after the recent tornadoes that swept through the Southeast. The peanut industry’s humanitarian organization has loaded a total of 59,040 jars of peanut butter recently to send to families affected by the … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission sponsors Georgia FFA

The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Peanut Institute teamed up to sponsor the Georgia FFA Star in Agriscience Award during the state convention held in Macon, Ga. The State Star in Agriscience award was presented to Callie Warren of Lowndes … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission increases funding for research projects

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $293,780 in new research project funding for the 2014-15 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 28 project proposals … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission sponsors recipe contest at Georgia School Nutrition Conference

The Georgia Peanut Commission attended the Georgia School Nutrition Association annual conference held April 10-12 in Jekyll Island, Georgia. During the GSNA meeting, approximately 800-1,200 school nutrition personnel from throughout the state of Georgia attended educational seminars, visited with food … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission produces 3-D peanut production video for the educational lobby

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) now has a 3-D video featuring Georgia peanut production available at its headquarters off of Interstate 75 in Tifton, Ga. Farmers, local Tifton residents, as well as tourists traveling through South Georgia are encouraged to … Continue reading

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Georgia Peanut Commission set to hold Farm Bill webinar on Feb. 24

Many questions have arisen following the Congressional passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Those questions will soon be addressed at the Georgia Peanut Commission Farm Bill Update Meeting and Webinar on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The webinar … Continue reading

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GPC recognizes five farmers in the first Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmers Award

The Georgia Peanut Commission and Agri Supply presented the first-ever Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmers of the Year Award to individuals representing each of the commission’s five districts during the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, Jan. 16, 2014, at the University of Georgia … Continue reading

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Branch receives Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

The Georgia Peanut Commission presented the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award to Randy Branch of Baxley, Ga., during the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, Jan. 16, 2014, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The award is presented … Continue reading

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