Where can growers and industry interests get the latest information on agriculture technology, new production practices, and over 50 agriculture exhibitors?

They will need to attend this year's Alabama/Florida Peanut Trade Show, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Ala., to get a glimpse of just what may be down the road for peanut producers.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. — central time and exhibitors will open their booths at the same time to welcome in the attendees to the 2009 show.

In addition to inside and outside agriculture exhibits, there will be a pre-planting peanut production seminar following the noon meal. Speakers will include Marshall Lamb from the National Peanut Research Laboratory and Kris Balkcom from the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland, Ala.

"There is a lot going on in agriculture and the peanut industry, in particular, and this trade show will give growers and others involved in the industry a chance to come together to discuss what could be down the road as far as agriculture,”said Randy Griggs, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. "We strongly encourage growers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi to come be a part of this trade show."

This year will mark the fourth year of the trade show that is coordinated by the Alabama and Florida Peanut Producers Associations.

Lunch will be provided to those who attend and growers can register for great door prizes.

"On behalf of both APPA and FPPA, I'd like to welcome all growers and industry interests to the trade show that will feature numerous exhibitors there to assist growers," Griggs said.

There are still some inside and outside exhibit spaces available. Potential vendors can contact Teresa Wilson at the Alabama Producers Association office 1-334-792-6482.