2014 South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting

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

Prize Drawings*

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.

Grand Prizes

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.


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