Released: Oct. 10, 2023
TIFTON, Ga – The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association
will join forces
Oct. 16-20, 2023, to promote the 47th annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farm families and the sustainability they provide to Georgia’s state and local economies.
“We’re excited to continue Georgia Peanut Bank Week for the forty-seventh year and salute peanut farmers and the nutritional benefits of peanuts,” says Joe Boddiford, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “This promotion is a great way to highlight all peanuts have to offer our communities across the state.”
The annual promotion will be taking place during an opportune time of the year: peanut harvest. In 2022, Georgia peanuts were planted on more than 680,000 acres throughout Georgia and accounted for 52 percent of peanut production in the United States. Peanuts were planted in 77 of Georgia’s 159 counties with an average yield of more than 4,250 pounds per acre.
The Georgia Peanut Commission urges everyone to stop by their local participating bank or financial institution during Georgia Peanut Bank Week to learn more about Georgia peanuts. For more information, visit the GPC website at www.gapeanuts.com.