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Georgia Peanut Tour – Valdosta Area

Posted by romeethredge on July 25, 2013

2013 GEORGIA PEANUT TOUR SPOTLIGHTS

SOUTH GEORGIA’S PRODUCTION AREA

peanut tourA Lot to See Within an Hour’s Drive of Valdosta, Georgia!

Your participation is welcomed and encouraged at the 27th Annual Georgia Peanut

Tour to be held September 17-19, 2013! “Hot Topics” will be held on September 17

beginning at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday,

September 18, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Valdosta, GA, located at 2010 W.

Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. The tour begins with an orientation at 8:00 a.m.

EST at the Fairfield Inn & Suites and concludes for the day at approximately 9:00

p.m. at the base hotel. Thursday, September 19, the tour begins at 8:00 a.m. and

concludes when bus returns Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

 

The 2013 tour includes:

A cross section of field conditions in South Georgia including peanut harvest clinics; on-farm demonstrations; and peanut handling,

grading, and shelling facilities. Tour highlights include research at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, a tour of the Georgia

Department of Agriculture Laboratory in Tifton.

Special highlights of the tour will be a Birdsong Buying Point and DuPont Crop Protection (chemical manufacturing in Valdosta).

We continue the challenge to bring new, interesting, and quality aspects of our peanut production and processing infrastructure to

the tour. Our hospitality adds a truly southern experience.

Here’s the link to registration info.

http://www.gapeanuts.com/gapeanuts/growerinfo/peanuttour/2013/2013_peanuttour.php

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