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December 11, 2019



Rep. Buddy Carter hosts Georgia-based renewable energy company at showcase highlighting local solutions to energy delivery, emissions reductions, and economic growth. 

TUCKER, GA (12/9/2019) – Members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today hosted an “Energy & Environment Innovation Showcase” in Washington, DC to highlight the importance of investing in the development and deployment of breakthrough technologies to reduce emissions, power the economy of tomorrow, and provide greater value to American consumers.

Committee members, including Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), invited companies, educational institutions and other organizations from their districts to showcase ongoing projects, products, and services and discuss how successful energy and environment policy is best secured through realistic, innovative public policy. Rep. Carter selected Green Power EMC, a renewable energy company representing 38 of Georgia’s electric cooperatives, to highlight its successes, including its rapid growth in solar energy.

“To address climate change, we need three things: adaptation, mitigation and innovation,” said Carter. “Green Power EMC is leading the way in all three. Green Power brings together many of the EMCs in Georgia to develop new opportunities for coordinating and acquiring renewable energy sources. They are a prime example of using innovation to work together towards new energy solutions. I’m very glad we were able to showcase their groundbreaking mission today at the U.S. Capitol.”    

           “Green Power EMC is honored to have been invited to represent the state of Georgia and the 38 Electric Membership Cooperatives we serve,” said company President and CEO, Jeff Pratt. “We are privileged to be among the organizations to showcase emerging energy technologies in our home state, including the significant solar growth among our energy cooperatives. The strong economic development and financial impact solar energy has brought to South Georgia, along with the benefits of regenerative farming for the agriculture industry, is proving to be a compelling model, and we are pleased to have this forum to share our success stories.”

Green Power EMC secures solar energy on behalf of 38 electric cooperatives in Georgia.  Current construction plans indicate by 2022 Green Power EMC and the cooperatives will have approximately 1,200 MW of solar in their portfolio — up from 0.300 MW in 2014.  Georgia’s cooperatives are leading the growth of solar electricity among electric cooperatives in the U.S., and by 2022, will be on target to complete more than one-third of the total solar capacity reportedly planned by all electric cooperatives in the U.S. 


About Green Power EMC

Green Power EMC (GPEMC) is a not-for-profit corporation in Georgia that secures renewable energy resources such as low-impact hydro, wood waste, landfill gas and solar on behalf of 38 electric cooperatives, ultimately serving electricity to 4.1 million Georgia citizens.


November 13, 2019


445 Fulwood Blvd. • P.O. Box 967 • Tifton, Georgia 31793 PHONE (229) 386-3470 • FAX (229) 386-3501 • www.gapeanuts.com

44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 16, 2020 in Tifton

TIFTON, Ga. — Make plans to attend the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The one-day show is free and open to all farmers and industry representatives to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 100 agribusinesses and organizations in the peanut and agricultural industry. Farmers will be able to earn private and commercial pesticide applicator certification, as well as learn about cutting-edge research and developments during the University of Georgia Peanut Production Seminar and industry-wide sponsored Peanut Seed Seminar.

Farm Show chairman Rodney Dawson is looking forward to the 2020 show and having a large crowd of farmers attend like previous years.

“I encourage farmers to attend this one-day show in Tifton,” Dawson says. “The knowledge they will gain from industry representatives and seminars is an investment in the future of their farm.”

The Georgia Peanut Commission, in cooperation with OneBlood, will host a blood drive from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the show. At the close of the day, there will be nearly $10,000 in door prizes presented to farmers, as well as a Grand Door Prize, vendor products, certificates and equipment.

For more information on the show, contact the Georgia Peanut Commission office at 229-386-3470 or visit www.gapeanuts.com.


For Immediate Release: Contact: Joy Crosby

Nov. 5, 2019 (229) 386-3690


November 11, 2019


445 Fulwood Blvd. • P.O. Box 967 • Tifton, Georgia 31793 (229) 386-3470 • FAX (229) 386-3501 • Visit our website at www.gapeanuts.com

Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

TIFTON, Ga.— 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. 16, 2020, in Tifton, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and BASF.

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based upon the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

“We have so many young peanut farmers making a difference in their communities and I consider this awards program a great opportunity to recognize one young peanut farmer for their contributions to the agricultural industry,” says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission.

The award is open for any active Georgia peanut farmer who is not over 45 years of age, as of Jan. 16, 2020. An individual may receive the award only once. There is no limit on the number of applicants from each county in Georgia.

“BASF is honored to be a sponsor of the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award,” says Dan Watts, district manager of BASF Crop Protection Products. “We are committed to agriculture and bringing new innovative solutions to producers that will allow them to continue to be successful.”

Applications are due to the GPC office by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The award application is available online at www.gapeanuts.com or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or joycrosby@gapeanuts.com.

Previous Georgia winners include Ryne Powers of Baxley, Elton Baldy of Norman Park, Brandon Branch of Baxley, Trey Dunaway of Hawkinsville, Andrew Grimes of Tifton, Randy Branch of Baxley, James Hitchcock Jr. of Tennille, Brad Thompson of Donalsonville, Greg Mims of Donalsonville, Jim Waters of Blackshear and Jimmy Webb of Leary, Georgia. The award winner receives registration and hotel accommodations to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 16-18, 2020, at Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida, and a sign to display at his or her farm.

For Immediate Release: Contact: Joy Crosby

Nov. 5, 2019 (229) 386-3690




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