Welcome to the 26th Annual Georgia Peanut Tour

GA Peanut Tour logoOn behalf of the Georgia Peanut Tour Committee, which is comprised of individuals from the Georgia Peanut Commission, the USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Lab, and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, we welcome you to the 26thannual Georgia Peanut Tour. The tour spotlights the southwest part of Georgia’s peanut production area. The Hot Topics Seminar on Tuesday will include a special focus on peanut disease management along with information on the 2012 peanut crop and more. This year’s tour hosts many exciting stops including on-farm harvest demonstrations and clinics, peanut processing facilities, and several special highlights which include Birdsong Peanuts in Sylvester, Tara Foods, and Thrush Aircraft both in Albany. Other stops will include JLA Global in Albany, the University of Georgia Stripling Irrigation Research Park and Plant Mitchell in Mitchell County, and the USDA/ARS Bolton Research Farm near Dawson. As you can tell, this year’s tour has our traditional type stops to see how peanuts move through the process from the field to the plate but we also have some new and unique stops to see how crop dusters are assembled and how a peanut by-product benefits citizens of Georgia. And you can always count on great food and “good ole southern hospitality”! Whether this is your first Georgia Peanut Tour or if you are a tour veteran, we trust this year will be a new experience that will make you want to come back again in 2013. All we ask is that you relax and be prepared to learn a lot, have a great time, and make some new friends.  We look forward to your visit and the opportunity to show you why with Georgia peanuts “Quality is Our Future”.

View the 2012 Georgia Peanut Photo Album