Cotton/peanut research field day planned

Published 12:17 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011

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, in Tifton, Ga.

There is no charge to attend the field day and everyone should arrive at Gibbs Farm between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. After a short welcome, the trams will leave about 9:05 a.m. and the tour will conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The purpose for 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.

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Chairmen of the peanut and cotton commissions, Armond Morris and Louie Perry, 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, firsthand, the research program funded by their check-off investments,” Morris and Perry said.

Both Commissions urge cotton and peanut growers to mark their calendars and plan to attend this important event. This is an excellent place for cotton and peanut producers to observe, first-hand, the research program funded by their check-off investments.

Immediately following the tour, a lunch co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission will be served at the Blackshank Farm. Please RSVP to Sara Cates at (229) 386-3006 or by Friday, Sept. 2, if you plan to attend.