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About the Georgia Peanut Commission

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts was established in 1961 under the Commodities Promotion Act. The Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Funding is derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers. Governing the Commission is a five man elected board of peanut farmers. It is best known in the State House by its little red bags of Georgia Peanuts. Peanuts are a $2.2 billion industry in Georgia.

Peanut Facts

  • Georgia farmers produced 50% of the United States’ peanuts in 2019 – more than 1.38 million tons.
  • Georgia farmers harvested 660,000 acres, yielding an average of 4,200 pounds per acre.
  • Georgia farmers planted peanuts in more than 74 counties in Georgia.
  • Georgia has approximately 4,700 peanut farmers.
  • Georgia peanuts accounted for 23% of the state’s row and forage crops income.
  • Peanuts are Georgia’s Official State Crop.
Georgia Peanut Fact Sheet

Did you know Georgia farmers produce 50% of the U.S. peanut crop. Learn more about peanut production in Georgia by viewing this fact sheet.

GPC Education Center

Our Education Center offers an overview of the peanut industry in Georgia. Schools are invited to schedule educational tours with us. Consumers are also welcome to visit us at Exit 63B off of Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia. To schedule a tour please email info@gapeanuts.com.

Board Members

Armond Morris
Armond Morris
Chairman: District 2 - Ocilla, Ga
Joe Boddiford
Joe Boddiford
Vice Chairman: District 3 - Sylvania, Ga
Rodney Dawson
Rodney Dawson
Treasurer: District 4 - Hawkinsville Ga
Tim Burch
Tim Burch
Member: District 1 -Newton, Ga
Donald Chase
Donald Chase
Member: District 5 - Oglethorpe, Ga

Advisory Board

Andy Bell
Andy Bell
Climax, Ga. - District 1
Carl Mathis Dixon
Carl Mathis Dixon
Alapaha, Ga. - District 2
Andy Owens
Andy Owens
Sylvania, Ga. - District 3
David Reed
David Reed
Pinehurst, Ga. - District 4
Neil Lee
Neil Lee
Bronwood, Ga. - District 5
John Harrell
John Harrell
Ga Farm Bureau Rep - Whigham, Ga
Gerald Long
Gerald Long
Georiga Farm Bureau President - Macon, GA

Staff

Don Koehler
Don Koehler
Executive Director
Joy Crosby
Joy Crosby
Director of Communications
Jessie Bland
Jessie Bland
Project Coordinator - Promotions & Communications
Hannah Jones
Hannah Jones
Project Coordinator - Research & Education
Jordan Lunsford
Jordan Lunsford
Communications Assistant
Joy Purvis
Joy Purvis
Administrative Assistant

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