35th Annual South Carolina Peanut Growers’ Meeting
30 January 2014
Santee Convention Center, Santee, South Carolina
1737 Bass Drive/HWY 15 (Off of Exit 98 on I-95)
8:00 – 9:00 Sponsors’ Display Setup
9:00 Registration and Industry Exhibits
9:30 Prize Drawings* – Jerry Dowdy, Sponsor Coordinator
9:40 Welcome – Richard Rentz, Chairman South Carolina Peanut Board
9:50 Virginia Type Peanut Market Update – Dell Cotton, Director, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Assoc.
10:05 Fertility Management Decisions – Dr. Glenn Harris, Peanut Extension Agronomist, University of Georgia.
10:45 Break and Prize Drawings*
11:00 Research Progress Report – Scott Monfort, Shyam Tallury and James Thomas, Clemson University
Variety Performance – Top Virginia and Runner Choices for 2014
Improving Our Fungicide Programs
Bailey and Reduced Fungicide Programs
Insecticides and TSWV
Peanut Breeding Program
*Prize eligibility: 2012 commercial peanut growers who intend to plant peanuts in 2013.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
SC Department of AG Update — Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, S. C. Dept. of Agriculture
SC Farm Bureau —
S. C. Peanut Board Yield Contest Awards – Marianne Copelan, S. C. Dept. of Agriculture
1:15 Peanuts, Politics, and Markets – J. Tyron Spearman, The Spearman Agency, Tifton, GA
1:45 National Peanut Board Director’s Update – Cathy Johnson, Marketing & Communications Specialist
2:00 Prize Drawings including Grand Prize*
*A variety of door prizes will be given out during the State Peanut Meeting ranging in value from $25 to $10,000.
1.) KMC is offering the lucky winner $1,000 in cash. Additionally, the winner will receive a certificate good for $6,000 towards the purchase of a new 2014 KMC Six Row Peanut Combine, or lesser amounts towards the purchase of another new 2014 KMC complete implement. These discounts are non-transferrable.
2.) Amadas Industries: providing an equipment discount certificate worth $10,000 toward the purchase of a self-propelled peanut combine, or $5000.00 toward the purchase of a pull-type peanut combine, or $1000.00 toward the purchase of other Amadas Industries equipment.
3.) Colombo NA: providing an equipment discount certificate worth $10,000 toward the purchase of a 6 row peanut combine.
*** The winners must be certified as an active peanut grower with an FSA farm number.