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Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Applications Needed Now

It is time to prepare entries for the 2020 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club (GPAC).  We are expecting some very worthy entries with outstanding yields from the 2019 growing season. Deadline is March 27th 2020

PLEASE NOTE RULES FOR DETERMINING WINNERS:

There will be 15 winners chosen in this manner:

State Winners

(1)    One state-wide winner that produced the highest average yield in Georgia in 2019 on 100.0 to 299.9 acres.

(2)    One state-wide winner that produced the highest average yield in Georgia in 2019 on 300 to 699.9 Acres

(3)   One state-wide winner that produced the highest average yield in Georgia in 2019 on 700 or more acres

District Winners

(1)    One winner from each of the four GPAC districts for the following three acreage categories:

    1) 100 to 299.9

    2) 300-699.9

    3) 700 and up

In our discussions with FSA, they are not able to quickly review their records and determine the top yielding growers in a county.  It will be incumbent upon you to solicit high-yielding entries from your producers.  Please read item #6 on the Plans for Determining Peanut Yields@ worksheet very carefully.

Please read rules 7 and 8 of the “Rules and Regulations” carefully.  Note that the minimum yield requirement for the 700 acres and up category is set at 3500 pounds per acre.

Enclosed you will find the following:

(1) Rules and regulations

(2) List of Counties in each GPAC district

(3) The worksheet “Plan for Determining Yields”

(4) Production questionnaires for entrants into the club

The winners in this year’s GPAC, as in the past, will receive a trip and professional improvement seminar sponsored for him or herself, his or her spouse, their county agent and spouse. This year’s location has not been determined as of Today.   The date will be either the 2nd or 3rd weekend in August.

Each county should submit at least three entries: the county’s highest yield per acre in the 100 – 299.9 acreage category, the county’s highest yield in the 300-699 acreage category, and the highest yields in the 700 plus acreage categories.   Also, we need this information to look at production practices across the state and how producers have changed their management to achieve these high yields.  Deadline for entries into our office in Tifton is 5:00 PM FRIDAY, March 27, 2020. Please send the entries to Debbie Rutland at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793   

Thank you for your interest and participation.  Call us if there are any questions.

cc:    Dr. Janine Sherrier

Dr. Laura Perry Johnson

Dr. Mark Mcann

        Ronnie Barentine

        Wade Parker

GEORGIA PEANUT ACHIEVEMENT CLUB

                                                      RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. There will be four (4) Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Districts: I, II, III, and IV.  These districts

     were determined by a committee of CEC’s and the Extension Peanut Agronomist.

Listed below are the GPAC districts with the number of counties.  Attached on a separate sheet is each district and counties.

                                              Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Districts

  District   # Counties
    I   19
    II    7
    III   18
    IV   28

2.  All entries will report average yield per acre (lbs/A) and be entered into one of three (3) acreage categories.         The acreage categories will be as follows:

                                     Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Acreage Categories

(1) 100 – 299.9 acres                            (2) 300 to 699.9 acres

(3) 700 and up                         

3.  There will be one (1) state-wide winner for the 100 – 299.9 acreage category, one (1) state-wide winner for 300 – 699.9 acreage category, one (1) state-wide winner for 700 acreage and above category; and one (1) winner each within each district for the 100 to 299.9 acreage category, 300 to 699.9 acreage category and the 700 plus acreage category for a total of fifteen (15) winners.  Each county should submit their highest yield per acre for the 100 – 299.9 acreage category; the 300 to 699.9 acreage category and the 700 plus acreage category.  You can send more than 1 entry per category. If a grower is the state winner the next highest yielding entry will become the district winner.

4.  Acreage planted must be certified by CFSA smart card printout of each farm.

5.  Acreage entered must include total acreage on all farms and farm numbers farmed by a                producer/operator in Georgia.

This means every acre that a producer/operator is involved in producing, including those acres in which the    producer is listed as a co-producer. The exception would be if the other individual(s) listed as co-producer(s) entered the Georgia Peanut Achievement Club and included that acreage in their entry.  If peanuts are produced in more than one county, the producer will decide to which county his entry will be submitted. Minimum acreage required for entry is 100 acres.

6.   The overall state winner in the 100 – 299.9, 300 – 699.9, and 700 plus acreage categories will be determined first. The district winners for the 100 – 299.9, 300 – 699.9 and 700 plus acreage categories will be determined after determining the three overall state winners.

7.    Any producer averaging 4000 pounds per acre on all farms can be entered into the Georgia Peanut                 Achievement Club and can receive a certificate.  The minimum yield requirement for acreage category 3

      (700 acres plus) is 3500 pounds per acre.

8.   In the event that an acreage category within a district does not produce a yield of 4,000 pounds per acre or more (3500 lbs/A for the 700 plus acreage category), then the highest yield in that acreage category from all entries statewide will be declared the winner, provided it exceeds 4,000 pounds per acre.  If  there are no statewide entries with a yield of 4,000 pounds per acre within that acreage category, then the next highest yield statewide will be declared the winner if it meets the minimum acceptable yield as determined by the rules committee.

9.   The reported peanut production will not be separated by peanut market type (runner, Virginia, Spanish, Valencia).  For the purpose of the Peanut Achievement Club, market types are not treated separately.

10.  Acreage and poundage entered must be listed with the County Agent and acreage certified by CFSA.            

      A complete record must be furnished by the County Extension Coordinator including:

      a) Plan for Determining Peanut Yields – Georgia Cooperative Extension Service form.

b) Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Production record.

      c) Listing of buying point printouts by farm with corresponding net weights for each entry signed                   by County Extension Director and peanut producer.  Do not send in sales receipts.

11. All yields will be ascertained by use of the “Georgia Cooperative Extension Service Plan For

      Determining Peanut Yields”.  Yields must be verified by the County Agent, and he may use the

      assistance of any qualified person.

12.  Records for District and State awards must be received in the by 5:00 PM, Friday, March 27, 2020 to be eligible.

13. A State Peanut Committee reserves the right to check any yield thought necessary.

14. AWARDS:

a) County Awards:  Peanut Achievement Club certificates will be provided to County Extension

Coordinators if they have entrants that meet the stated production requirements and verification procedures (see rule # 7).  Local recognition will be at the discretion of the County Extension Coordinator.  County Awards should be administered at the county level, not through the State office in Tifton.

b) Peanut Achievement Club District Awards: The peanut producing area will be divided into four Peanut Achievement Club districts.  The growers with the top yield per acre in the 100 – 299.9 acreage category, 300 – 699.9 acreage category and the 700 plus acreage category will receive plaques designating them Georgia Peanut Achievement Club district winners. Only one award in each acreage category per district will be presented.

c) State Awards: The highest average yield in the 100 – 299.9 acreage category, 300 – 699.9 acreage category, and 700 plus acreage category will be declared state winners.  The state winners will receive a plaque designating them as state winners.

GEORGIA PEANUT ACHIEVEMENT CLUB DISTRICTS

  I   II   III   IV
  1. Early   1. Seminole   1. Dooly   1. Grady
  2. Calhoun   2. Decatur   2. Pulaski   2. Thomas
  3. Clay   3. Miller   3. Crisp   3. Brooks
  4. Quitman   4. Baker   4. Turner   4. Tift
  5. Randolph   5. Mitchell 5. Worth   5. Cook
  6. Terrell   6. Dougherty   6. Wilcox   6. Lowndes
  7. Lee   7. Colquitt   7. Ben Hill   7.Berrien
  8. Stewart       8. Dodge   8. Irwin
  9. Webster       9. Bleckley   9. Telfair
  10. Sumter       10. Laurens   10. Coffee
  11. Marion       11. Wilkinson   11. Atkinson
  12. Schley       12. Washington   12. Lanier
  13. Macon       13. Johnson   13. Wheeler
  14. Taylor       14. Jefferson   14. Jeff Davis
  15. Houston       15. Burke   15. Montgomery
  16. Peach       16. Jenkins   16. Bacon
  17. Twiggs       17. Richmond   17. Toombs
  18. Crawford       18. Screven   18. Appling
  19. Talbot           19. Emanuel
              20. Candler
              21. Tattnall
              22. Evans
              23. Bulloch
              24. Effingham
              25. Ware
              26. Wayne
              27. Pierce
              28. Treutlen