Growers who want to learn about the most current peanut happenings, visit with a variety of industry representatives, and see a GPS tractor and other equipment demonstrations will want to attend the first-ever Alabama/Florida Peanut Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 10, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located south of Dothan, Ala., on Highway 231.

This event is a new format for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association’s (APPA) annual business meeting. And with an opportunity to reach growers in north Florida as well, the Florida Peanut Producers Association has joined with APPA to assist with the event.

Registration and exhibits will open at 9 a.m., giving growers a chance to visit both inside and outside exhibits before lunch. Two speakers will be on the program at lunch. U.S. Rep. Terry Everett (R-Ala.) will speak on the legislative issues facing peanut growers, and Jimmy Dorsett of Golden Peanut Company will discuss industry issues.

Following the guest speakers there will be door prizes awarded and also outside equipment demonstrations.

“This is a whole new format and we feel it’s the right one,” says APPA Executive Director, Randy Griggs. “We already have a long list of exhibitors and are looking for that number to grow before the event. This meeting is a great opportunity for growers to get a little bit of everything. From farm bill concerns to the latest farm equipment available, I encourage anyone in agriculture, whether they are farming or not, to come and see the wide variety of exhibitors that will be on hand during the entire day.”

Both inside and outside booth spaces are still available. For more information on the trade show, contact the Alabama Peanut Producers Association at 1-334-792-6482 or the Florida Peanut Producers Association at 1-850-526-2590.