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Recent harvest conditions have been ideal for our peanut and cotton farmers.  We have done maturity clinics and checked peanut fields for optimum digging and harvest timing of peanuts, and we have also looked at many cotton fields with growers to plan defoliation and harvest.  Harvest activity is also steady in our vegetable fields at this time, and pecan harvest is beginning.  Fall is a great time of year as the harvest of the year’s labors are coming in.  We are thankful for our local producers in agriculture!

Hopefully with harvest moving along so well, growers will be able to make plans to take a little break and attend these ag-related events next week: the Sunbelt Ag Expo, October 15-17, 2019, and the Georgia Peanut Festival, October 18-19, 2019.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show”. This is the 42nd year of this agricultural-based trade show. The Expo has 100 acres of exhibit area and a 600-acre working research farm. Visitors can take a tram from the exhibit area to the farm and see cotton, peanuts, soybeans, corn, and hay production. There will be demonstrations in harvest, tillage, irrigation and precision ag, as well as equipment driving ranges. There are over 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and technology. Educational seminars and demonstrations will also be taking place during the 3-day show. We hope that you will have a chance to visit the Sunbelt Ag Expo, and maybe we will see you there. More information can be found at: sunbeltexpo.com

Another agriculture related event next week is the annual Georgia Peanut Festival, right here in Sylvester, Georgia. It will be held on October 18-19, 2019. The Georgia Peanut Festival agenda is listed below. For more information, go to: gapeanutfestival.org

October 18, 2019 Festival Preview

7:00 PM Gospel Sing @ Unity Baptist Church (Southern Majesty and In His Name)

7:00 PM
Entertainment, Games, Activities, and Craft & Food Vendors will be open to the Public @ Jeffords Park.

October 19, 2019 Annual Georgia Peanut Festival

8:00 AM Peanut Festival 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run, Motorcycle Run (for further information call 229-776-7818)

10:00 AM Annual Georgia Peanut Festival Parade

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Opening Ceremony:

Wendy Kennedy – invocation
JROTC – Posting of the Colors
Teresa Robison – Introduction of Queens

4:00 PM  Closing Announcements

If we can be of assistance to you, please contact the Worth County Extension Office at 229-776-8216.