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Marjorie Dykes

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

Email: marjorie@gamanufacturing.com

Southern Barter Club becomes developing sponsor of Ga. Manufacturing Alliance

Atlanta, GA – Southern Barter Club (SBC), a leader in the barter and trade industry in the Southeast, has signed on as a Developer Sponsor of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. SBC is a membership organization with over 1000 members and with global reciprocation of 50,000 businesses worldwide. SBC incorporates the innovative tool of a cashless commerce system that capitalizes on available professional services and resources, excess and aging inventory, as well as idle assets for strategic funding for business owners.

“Our partnership with the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is a perfect fit,” said Laurie Sossa, founder of the Southern Barter Club. “Manufacturers can achieve much higher returns on value impaired assets and inventories through barter when compared to cash liquidation pricing. We provide an innovative solution for manufacturers to sell excess and ageing inventory that they can in turn spend the barter credits earned at full retail for advertising, marketing, printing and signage to promote their business.”

Ms. Sossa is a 20+ year veteran of the market research industry and has managed hundreds of research projects for a wide variety of clients. They have included many Fortune 500 corporations, smaller companies who are leaders in their fields, advertising agencies, and independent marketing and branding consultants. Ms. Sossa received a 2017 Resolution at the State Capitol in her name and a proclamation for Southern Barter club for economic impact on the State of GA. Ms. Sossa is also a Partner in a Global Trading and Distribution company that works with manufacturing companies and brokers for the distribution of consumer-packaged goods.

“Southern Barter Club has been a key player in the manufacturing sector, and we are excited to continue our strategic partnership with them as a Developer Sponsor,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “They have a committed team dedicated to keeping their clients and our members informed of alternative solutions for impaired assets and inventories. Ms. Sossa’s unique expertise and diverse network will open a world of resources to help build brand and product awareness for our members.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, and Georgia Manufacturing Calendar are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website http://www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.

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Joy Carter Crosby                                        Joe McManus

Georgia Peanut Commission                     Georgia Farm Bureau

Email: joycrosby@gapeanuts.com            jcmmanus@gfb.org

Georgia Peanut Commission Nomination Meetings Set

Commission to fill posts in Districts One and Three

MACON, Ga. – Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) Board of Directors will be held during simultaneous meetings on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Swainsboro and in Colquitt. The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation will conduct the meetings to fill terms, which expire Dec. 31, in the GPC Commission’s Districts One and Three.

The GPC District One nomination meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Miller County Farm Bureau Office at 314 East Bremond Street in Colquitt. Tim Burch of Baker County is the incumbent in this district. Counties in District One include: Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell and Seminole.

The District Three nomination meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Emanuel County Farm Bureau office at 320 Lambs Bridge Road in Swainsboro. Joe Boddiford of Screven County is the incumbent in this district. Counties in District Three include: Appling, Bacon, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Pierce, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Washington and Wayne.

“Georgia Farm Bureau encourages peanut farmers in the Georgia Peanut Commission’s First and Third districts to attend their district meetings and participate in making nominations for these commission positions,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long said. “The peanut commission plays an important role in promoting Georgia peanuts, crop research and education and needs grower input to effectively represent them.”

The Georgia peanut production area is divided into five districts based on acreage distribution and geographical location with one board member representing each district. Each nominee must produce peanuts and live within the district for which he is nominated.

Any producer living in the district may be nominated or make nominations at the meeting. Incumbents are eligible for renomination. If more than one person is nominated, an election will be conducted by mail ballot. Commission by-laws state that a person must receive a majority of the votes cast for a position in order to be elected to the commission board.

If only one person qualifies for the position, no election is required, and the nominated person automatically becomes a member of the commission board. Commission members serve terms of three years. If multiple people are nominated for a GPC seat, then the current director will continue to serve until the election is completed.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county offices, and its volunteer members actively participate in activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.

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Trevor Walden

Parks Hospitality Group

Email: tw@parkshotels.com

919-861-2927

Homewood Suites by Hilton breaks ground on new downtown Greenville hotel

GREENVILLE, SC – November 8, 2017 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the award-winning upscale site, is currently under construction in Greenville and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019. The new property developed and owned by Parks Hospitality Group, is located at 942 South Main Street in Downtown Greenville.

“We’re very excited over the recent progress made on the construction timeline for Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown,” said Trevor Walden, Vice President of Operations, Parks Hospitality Group. “We take pride in being active community partners and we’re thrilled about the continued development and renaissance of the West End and can’t wait to see where the area will be in the next two years.”

When completed, the new Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown will provide 151 suites with fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a comfortable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service.* Travelers can unwind with an outdoor kitchen with grill area, outdoor pool, outdoor sports court and 9,000 Sq. Ft. of joined retail space.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown participates in Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown or call +1 919-861-2927.

Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and www.news.homewoodsuites.com. Additional information about our ownership can be found at www.parkshotels.com.

*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

 

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 400 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.

About Parks Hospitality Group

Parks Hospitality Group owns and manages five hotels in North Carolina and Tennessee employing over 250 associates. They currently have hotels in development in Cary, NC and Greenville, SC and are proud franchisees of affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International. For more information please visit www.parkshotels.com.

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Marjorie Dykes

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

Email: marjorie@gamanufacturing.com

People of Manufacturing awards presented at the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit hosted the 4th Annual People of Manufacturing Awards on October 25, 2017 at the Cobb Galleria. These awards honored the people that exhibit excellence on a daily basis and have gone above and beyond to better their organization’s manufacturing operations.

“The People of Manufacturing Awards are designed to bring exposure and recognition to these leaders,” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “We are excited to announce the winners for 2017.”

Front Line Supervisor, Susanne Lauda of AGCO

Plant Manager, Carroll Griffin of ZF Industries

Team Operational Excellence, Production Team of Leggett & Platt, Monroe

Team Safety, Safety Team of KaMin-Sandersville

The winner for the Front Line Leadership Award was Global Project Lead for AGCO, Susanne Lauda. A native of Germany, Ms. Lauda worked on the external tank of the space shuttle. After becoming a naturalized citizen, she moved to Georgia and began a career with AGCO. She leads a team across three continents, implementing new manufacturing processes including product life cycling management smart factory operations. She is vice chair on the Women in Manufacturing in Georgia board and has been involved in raising $15,000 for Heifer International.

The winner for Plant Manager Award was Carroll Griffin, Domain Manager for ZF Industries.  Mr. Griffin has been with ZF for 17 years and manages budgets at three plants that combined have over $3 million in inventory. He is an active member of the Hall County Chamber, serving on the environmental health and safety committee and is also chairman of the Lanier Technical College Industrial Systems Advisory Committee.

The winner of the Team Safety Award was KaMin in Sandersville represented by Chuck Gheesling, Keith Everett, Tim Dominy, Jerome Alexander, Vinny Robinson, Bobby Waller, I.T. Veal, Ray Beggs and Brett Hendrix. The team focuses on clear and frequent communication with 41 employees staying safe on the job and they have nearly 9 consecutive years without an OSHA reportable accident.

The winner for Team Operational Excellence was the communication team from Leggett and Platt represented by Deborah Simmons, Jimmy Lowe, Dan Malcom, Juanita Williams, Judy Craven, Emma Williams and Rex Boynton. The team worked to create and implement a workable cell-phone policy and created a quarterly town hall meeting for the entire facility. They work to improve safety, quality, production, financial and the staff’s feeling of belonging and family by enlisting leaders on the plant floor — not managers, but employees who are respected by other employees. Involving them in hiring decisions, training and culture.

Charlie Post, the CEO of TSI Solutions, has again been designated as the Awards Chairman and will be responsible for appointing a panel of judges to select the winners. “The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance was established to promote, connect and educate manufacturers across the state,” said Mr. Post. “In support of that mission, the People of Manufacturing Awards was established to recognize the hard work, talents, and achievements of those individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to their company, their co-workers, and the Georgia manufacturing community.”

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit is produced by The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA). GMA is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, and Georgia Manufacturing Calendar are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website

http://www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.

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Marjorie Dykes

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

Email: marjorie@gamanufacturing.com

Industry professionals from across the Southeast attend Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Over 600 industry professionals gathered at the Cobb Galleria Centre on October 25th for the 3rd annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Jason Moss, The CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, kicked off the event by sharing the “Significance of One” and how one connection, one idea, or one opportunity can change how you do business and sometimes can change history.

Jason Moss

He illustrated the “Significance of One” by telling the history behind the modern assembly line. Its little-known origins are based upon the visit of a Ford employee who witnessed a so-called “disassembly line” at the Swift and Company’s slaughter house in Chicago where carcasses moved along a conveyor to be butchered. This employee saw a butcher standing in place, removing the same piece efficiently over and over again. He relayed this idea to the head of Ford’s production department, and that is how the assembly line, made famous by Henry Ford, was developed.

“We will host over 50 plant tours this year, including nationally known brands and small mom & pop manufacturers so our members can see first-hand different operations that may improve their facilities and businesses,” stated Moss. “We strive to provide a platform for manufacturing professionals to form strategic alliances and learn best business practices.”

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit is the capstone event produced by GMA which hosts over 100 annual events, including plant tours, educational workshops, and networking sessions across Georgia. Their member base has doubled year over year as they add new events and resources that will help manufacturers stay connected and educated about the latest trends.

Two keynote speakers from renowned Georgia companies Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A also shared their insights into the ever-evolving food & beverage industry and how it affects the entire manufacturing process. From the wheel that is bolted onto the tractor that plants the feed that the chickens eat, to the furniture in a restaurant, to the Chick-fil-A sandwich and a Coke, the food and beverage industry touches every facet of the supply chain.

Breakfast keynote, Debra Shankle, Vice President, Supply Chain, for Coca-Cola, North America, shared best people practices from her supply chain function, which procures items from 300 suppliers and ships for over 2,000 destinations. She also spoke about new Coke initiatives that offer employees opportunities for completing surveys, participating in town hall meetings and round tables, and attending team and community events. Shankle shared an insight into a new performance appraisal system that emphasizes mobilizing employees around work that matters most to execute their business strategy. As a current Coca-Cola print ad proclaims, said Shankle, “Our secret ingredient is our people.”

Lunch Keynote Speaker, Rob Dugas, V.P. & Chief Procurement Officer for Chick-fil-A, Inc. focused on the topic of navigating trends in the supply chain. He shared the secret of founder, Truett Cathy’s, success was in staying ahead of the curve in the marketplace: anticipating customer needs, where to locate stores; as well as, how to create a unique company culture. Cathy’s values, principles, and working relationships with vendors and customers continue today.

“We believe we can have results and relationships,” stated Dugas. “If it comes down to the handshake or the contract, there is no question, that the character of the handshake is always going to supersede the fine print in the footnotes of the contract.”

To continue to outsell the fast food industry on a per store basis by two to three times, the $9 billion Chick-fil-A supply chain works with 140 suppliers to keep their 2,000+ stores running smoothly. Dugas continued that the challenge is to move from a producer logic to a consumer logic mindset. Since 65% of the company’s business is drive-through, Chick-fil-A has developed a smart phone app for on-line ordering. Eventually, home delivery may even be in the cards.

 Educational Breakout Sessions

Over 30 industry leaders shared their insights during the 6 Educational Sessions that were offered at the Summit. These sessions included:

  • Manufacturing a Better Bottom Line
  • Trends to Track in Supply Chain
  • International Manufacturing
  • 7 Secrets to Successful Selling
  • Technology Advances for Today
  • Developing a Winning Workforce

For the first time in the three-year history of the Georgia Manufacturing Summit, an International Manufacturing breakout session — “Building Domestic Growth and a Competitive Edge Through Exports”– and a session on “Developing a Winning Workforce” was included among the six educational panel discussions on the agenda.

Moderator of the International Panel, Joanne Sanders, President of EWISE Communications, stated that output for exports has doubled over the past 30 years making the time ripe for international commerce. Having the world’s busiest airport and the fourth largest port in the country also enhance export opportunities for Georgia manufacturers.

According to panelist Mary Waters, State Deputy Commissioner of International Trade, Georgia companies export products to 214 countries; however, small businesses in the state account for only 31% of the sales volume, implying good opportunities for growth. She noted other local resources for small companies wishing to expand international business include 68 consulates and trade offices, 200 international organizations, and 81,000 jobs provided by foreign countries located throughout Georgia.

Jamey Jackson, President of JC Malone and Associates, moderated the Workforce Development Panel and which also included panelists Kathy Carlisle, CEO of THINC Academy; Shannon Garner, HR Director at KIA Motors; and Jason Ransbottom Sr. Mgr. of HR of Hyundai PowerTech.

“As I travel the state meeting with manufacturing leaders, workforce development is a topic that comes up in almost every conversation,” said Jamey Jackson.   “My father, Randy Jackson, who was the Chief Administrative Officer at KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia, saw the partnership of THINC, West Georgia Technical College, and the community as the pathway to not only close the workforce development gap for local employers, but more importantly to offer hope to young people who knew that traditional school may not be for them.”

“The Summit far exceeded our expectations, and we are already planning next year’s event on October 10, 2018 at the Cobb Galleria,” stated Moss. “Our mission is to support the manufacturers in our state and to provide the connections and resources they need to help their business succeed.”

The Georgia Manufacturing Summit is produced by The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA). GMA is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, and Georgia Manufacturing Calendar are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website http://www.GeorgiaManufacturingAlliance.com.

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Amy Henderson

Georgia Municipal Association

Email: ahenderson@gmanet.com

Larry Hanson named executive director of Georgia Municipal Association

MACON – The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes the sixth full-time executive director of the organization since it was created in 1933. GMA represents more than 500 cities in its lobbying, training and technical consulting services to city officials.

Larry Hanson

Hanson first began working for Valdosta in 1975 and has held the positons of Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Affairs and Assistant City Manager before being appointed City Manager in 1995. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University and Valdosta High School. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and a charter member of Leadership Lowndes, serving twice as its president.

Within GMA, Hanson has served on the Board of Directors, the Legislative Policy Council and the Federal Policy Council. He is a frequent instructor at GMA training events. He previously chaired the Association’s Revenue and Finance Policy Committee and served on several joint GMA-ACCG committees that helped resolve longstanding areas of conflict between Georgia’s cities and counties. He is presently the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Department of Community Affairs and a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Hanson take on this leadership position at GMA,” said GMA President and Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. “He brings great management skills, a deep understanding of the association and years of commitment and service to city government. Under his leadership, we expect GMA to continue to be the strong advocate and service provider to cities as it has been since its inception.”

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as the Executive Director of GMA,” said Hanson. “Having been an active member for many years, I value GMA’s commitment to serving Georgia’s cities and to advocacy, training and high quality programs for its members. I look forward to serving with GMA’s Board of Directors and its professional staff to continue to influence positive change for Georgia’s cities and the citizens we serve.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.

For more information on Larry Hanson, please see here.

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Amy Henderson

Georgia Municipal Association

Email: ahenderson@gmanet.com

Hannah Solar engages with Georgia Municipal Association’s Business Alliance Program

ATLANTA – The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is pleased to announce that Hannah Solar has joined and continues to engage with the GMA Business Alliance Program. The program is intended as a way to connect companies with municipal leaders to share knowledge and expertise in order to strengthen Georgia’s cities and support the mission of GMA.

Hannah Solar is one of the southeast’s largest solar integrators with over 75 Megawatts (MW) of installed solar load — having developed, designed and constructed over 400 projects. Hannah Solar is a full service, certified solar integrator and licensed electrical contractor dedicated to providing the very best in engineering, products, installation and servicing of solar arrays, battery storage systems, EV charging station equipment and backup generators.

“To support cities and GMA is to support Georgia. We see the success of cities to be fundamental to the success of the state, where we do the bulk of our business and employ the majority of our full-time staff. Cities look to become ever more resilient and self-reliant by stabilizing their energy expenses and locking in long-term energy rates and we’re here to help them do that.” said Pete Marte, Founder & CEO, Hannah Solar.

“We value the expertise that Hannah Solar and other companies bring to our organization,” said GMA Interim Executive Director Bill Thornton. “The Business Alliance Program business members and GMA’s combined efforts provide our municipal members with additional resources and information to help them operate their cities and provide the best services to their residents and businesses.”

About GMA:

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 520 member cities.

About Hannah Solar:

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah Solar is a full service, NABCEP certified solar integrator dedicated to providing the Southeast with the very best in engineering, products, installation and service of solar arrays, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, energy storage systems and Generac® critical backup generators. Our team is comprised of licensed master electricians in AL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN, service technicians, project management professionals, business development managers, designers and installers—working together to serve our clients as a reliable and experienced resource in sustainable energy integration.

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Joy Carter Crosby

Georgia Peanut Commission

Email: joycrosby@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. 18, 2018, 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. 18, 2018. 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 Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. 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 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 in July and a sign to display at his or her farm.

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Contact:

Jessie T. Bland

Georgia Peanut Commission

Email: jessie@gapeanuts.com

42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for Jan. 18 in Tifton

TIFTON, Ga. — Make plans to attend the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 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 2018 show and having a large crowd of farmers attend like previous years.

“I encourage farmers to attend this one-day show in Tifton,” Dawson said. “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 a.m.-2 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. Information is also available online at www.gapeanuts.com.

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