The Georgia Peanut Tour Committee has set September 15-17, 2009, as the dates for the 23rd Annual Georgia Peanut Tour. The Early Bird Hot Topics’ Seminar begins Tuesday, September 15, at 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Douglas, Ga. The tour spotlights South Central Georgia’s peanut production area.
The tour includes a cross section of field conditions in South Central Georgia, peanut harvest clinics, production research at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, peanut handling and grading facilities as well as a focus on biofuels, equipment and implements, trailers and dryer, dome storage and handling, shelling and blanching.
The registration fee is $35 per person, which includes all meals and reserved transportation during the tour. After Aug. 7, the registration increases to $45. For more information about the 23rd Annual Georgia Peanut Tour contact the Georgia Peanut Commission at (229) 386-3470 or email@example.com. Tour information is also available at www.gapeanuts.com.
The Georgia Peanut Commission, University of Georgia-Tifton Campus and Griffin Campus, Southwest Research & Education Center, Attapulgus Research & Education Center, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service National Peanut Research Lab coordinate the tour.