2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 20th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference was held July 19-21, 2018 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions.

The conference is the annual meeting for the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, comprised of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association and the Georgia Peanut Commission.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.

See stories and other content from the conference on the SPGC blog.


2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference


Southern Peanut Growers Celebrating 20 YearsPreview interview with Don Koehler, GA Peanut Commission

2018 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency AwardsSPGC18 interview with Peanut Efficiency Award winner Jimmy Miller, Alabama

Interviews with state executive directors:

SPGC18 Interview with Caleb Bristow, Alabama

SPGC18 Interview with Ken Barton, Florida

SPGC18 Interview with Don Koehler, Georgia

SPGC18 Interview with Malcolm Broome, Mississippi

Interviews with Conference Speakers

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Activities
SPGC18 Interview with Kaye Lynn Hataway, Alabama Peanut Producers
SPGC18 Interview with Jessie Bland, GA Peanut Commission

Peanuts Help Drive the Rural Economy
SPGC18 Interview Dr. Kent Wolfe, UGA Agribusiness and Economic Development

FAPRI Looks at Peanuts
SPGC18 Interview with Dr. Pat Westhoff, FAPRI

Engineering for Agriculture
SPGC18 speaker Dr. Donald Leo, UGA College of Engineering

Interviews with Sponsors

2018 Valor Award Goes To J. Frank McGill
SPGC18 Valor award interview with David Yoder, Valent

New FMC Fungicide for Peanuts Coming Soon
SPGC18 Interview with Cindy Kurtz, FMC

NewLeaf Symbiotics Offers Biological for Peanuts
SPGC18 Interview with Mike McFatrich, New Leaf Symbiotics

Bayer Loves Peanuts
SPGC18 Interview with Mike McFatrich, SPGC18 Interview with John Hand, Bayer

Syngenta Brings Miravis to the Market
SPGC18 interview with Lyle Stewart, Syngenta

BASF Marks 20 Years With SPGC
SPGC18 interview with William Reed, BASF

Farm Credit Keeps Peanut Farmers Farming
SPGC18 interview with Jack Hittinger, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida

Vantage South and Southeast Offer Precision Solutions
SPGC18 interview with Travis Kelley, Vantage Southeast SPGC18 interview with Josh Carnley, Vantage South

AMVAC THIMET Helps Fight Tomato Spotted Wilt
SPGC18 interview with Wen Carter, AMVAC

Colombo Combines Love Peanuts
SPGC18 interview with Jonathan Fulghum, Colombo

UPI Back for Seconds at SPGC
SPGC18 Interview with Alexis Bromley, UPI

Friday General Session I presentations

Ask the Expert Panel at 2018 SPGC

SPGC Presentation by Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA

SPGC18 Presentation by Kris Balkcom, Auburn

SPGC18 Presentation by Dr. Barry Tillman, UF

SPGC18 Presentation by Dr. Audrey Gamble, Auburn

SPGC18 Presentation by Dr. Mark Abney, UGA

SPGC18 Presentation by Dr. Steve Li, Auburn

SPGC18 Presentation by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA

Peanut Growers Pleased with Farm Bill Provisions
SPGC18 presentation by Bob Redding, peanut industry lobbyist