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Georgia Peanut Commission to host Farm Bill training in South Georgia.


Area peanut growers are invited to learn more about the recent Farm Bill.  The Georgia Peanut Commission will host a Farm Bill Update Meeting in Tifton at the Tifton Campus Conference Center’s small auditorium(RDC Building).  This meeting will also be broadcast to five other locations across the state.  The closest locations to our area to watch the meeting are the Sumter County Extension Office in Americus and the Mitchell County Ag Center in Camilla.  The following information was forwarded to us from the Georgia Peanut Commission about the event.

Many questions have arisen following the Congressional passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Those questions will soon be addressed at the Georgia Peanut Commission Farm Bill Update Meeting and Webinar on Monday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The webinar will be broadcast live at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Small Auditorium in Tifton, Ga. and five additional locations in Georgia.

Peanut farmers are encouraged to attend to learn more about the specifics contained in the farm bill concerning peanuts for the 2014 growing season. The additional locations include: Emanuel County 4-H Building, Swainsboro, Ga.; Mitchell County Ag Center, Camilla, Ga.; Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Dublin, Ga.; Sumter County Extension Office, Americus, Ga. and UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, Reidsville, Ga.

Speakers during the webinar include Stanley Fletcher, director of the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness and professor emeritus from UGA, Nathan Smith, UGA Extension economist for Peanuts and Bob Redding, Georgia Peanut Commission representative in Washington, D.C. Growers will also have an opportunity to ask questions during the program.

For more information contact the Georgia Peanut Commission office at 229-386-3470 or . The archived webinar will be available on the GPC’s legislative blog, following the event.