State Peanut Meeting Coming up in South Carolina

South Carolina’s annual peanut meeting is coming up later this month. Scott Monfort, Extension Peanut Specialist for SC with Clemson Extension:

“We have our Annual State Peanut Growers meeting coming up on Jan 30 in Santee SC.”

Monfort explains that the all day meeting will feature both in state and out of state speakers:

“We have a great program. We are bringing as much information on the peanut industry as we can, bothfrom the state point of view as well as outside including Washington DC with regards to the farm bill.”

This year’s meeting will have some familiar faces in the speaker lineup explains Monfort:

“We will always be in our meeting with words from our Chairman of the SC Peanut Board Richard Grant. Our program includes speakers like Dale Cotton, the Director for the Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association for Virginia and the Carolinas. We have a guest speaker from Georgia, Dr. Glen Harris that will talk about the problems of the rain we received this year might pose moving forward.”

Another old favorite will speak in the afternoon says Monfort:

“One of the talks everyone likes to hear is the politics and the markets related to peanuts. That will be given by Tyrone Spearman of the Spearman Agency out of Georgia. He is the know all of the peanuts markets.”

No pre-registration is required, but registration at the desk before 9:00 am is the only way to be in on the door prize drawings explains Monfort:

“We have three big door prizes and they will be from our equipment manufactures. KMC will be giving away $1000 cash and some discounts. Amadis is giving away really great discounts on some peanut harvesters. The new peanut harvesting company Columbo North America is giving away a $10,000 discount.”

Pesticide and CCA credits will also be offered.

Clemson University Extension Peanut Specialist Scott Monfort.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.