The 15th annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama.
Registration and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a grilled PB&J sandwich and other refreshments while walking around the trade show. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, along with a short program and announcement of door prize winners.
Over 60 exhibitors from the peanut industry will be on hand to help producers fine tune their farming operations for 2020. Peanut farmers and those involved in the peanut industry will be able to learn more about the latest products, services, and peanut research at the show.
Marshall Lamb, from the National Peanut Research Lab, will be speaking on the 2020 peanut market and crop outlook during lunch.
The Grand Door Prize is sponsored by Kelley Manufacturing Co. The winner will be offered the use of a new model 74 series Peanut Combine, on the winner’s farm, for the 2020 peanut harvesting season, with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price.
The new and improved KMC model combine has several new features, including a new cleaning system to minimize foreign material. Also, with this new design eccentric bearings have been eliminated. The winner must be certified as a peanut grower with a FSA farm number, must have a minimum of 75 acres of peanuts, and must be present to win.
The Grower Prize is sponsored by Amadas Industries. The winner will receive a certificate good for the amount of $10,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas Self-Propelled Peanut Combine, or $5,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas 4-row or 6-row Pull-Type Peanut Combine or $2,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas 6-row or 8-row Digger, or $1,000 towards the purchase of a NEW Amadas peanut dump cart.
The winner must be a certified peanut grower with a FSA number.
Other popular door prizes include a trip to the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference (registration and hotel for two) and a 12-gauge shotgun. Many exhibitors will give away door prizes throughout the show as well.
The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, and National Peanut Board.
Exhibit space is still available. Contact Kaye Lynn Hataway at 334-792-6482 for information.