Georgia Department of Agriculture

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 7, 2016, in Tifton, Georgia

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Georgia Peanut Commission
 

For Immediate Release –Aug. 18, 2016

Contacts:
Chris Chammoun
478-988-4235
chris@georigacotton.org


Joy Crosby
229-386-3690
joycrosby@gapeanuts.com
 

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 7, 2016, in Tifton, Georgia

PERRY/TIFTON, Ga. - The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in Tifton, Georgia. 

The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at UGA’s Gibbs Farm (226 William Gibbs Road) before relocating the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village (1392 Whiddon Mill Road) for a lunch. Those planning to attend need to RSVP by Friday, Sept. 2, to Michela Rineair at msrineair@uga.edu or 229-386-3006.

The purpose of the tour is to showcase current research, which is funded by the respective commissions, in plot-side presentations by the researchers themselves. The sponsors’ goal is to provide an educational environment for cotton and peanut producers and give them the opportunity to pose questions directly to the researchers and to express opinions and concerns pertinent to the production of their crops.

Chairmen of the peanut and cotton commissions, Armond Morris and Mike Lucas, respectively, agree this event presents a chance for the commissions’ board members and staff to interact with growers and other attendees.  It is an excellent place for both commodities’ producers to observe, first-hand, the research program funded by their checkoff investments.

To view an agenda, visit www.georgiacottoncommission.org or www.gapeanuts.com.

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