The Georgia Peanut Commission hosted a Kickoff to Planting – Peanut Palooza on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at their office in Tifton. The event brought hundreds to the GPC headquarters where they could learn more about peanuts, plant their very own peanut seed, taste samples of peanut products and more.
The family-friendly event featured free samples of boiled peanuts from Hardy Farms, fried peanuts, grilled PB&Js, Wholly Rollies from Crazy Richard’s, peanut oil from Oliver Farms, peanut candy from The Hershey Company, cupcakes from Simply Sweet Celebrations and peanut butter shake samples from Tifton Takeover Nutrition peanut. The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to sit in a tractor from Perrin Farm Equipment and Atlantic & Southern, as well as visit educational booths from UGA Tifton Campus, ABAC, the Georgia Museum for Agriculture and Air Evac. Life Flight.
The event also included the new Georgia Ag Experience which is a STEM based mobile classroom that showcases Georgia’s diverse agriculture. This state-of-the-art agricultural learning experience is designed to give third through fifth-grade students and the public a chance to learn more about Georgia agriculture. The 36-foot trailer includes colorful farm photos, interactive technology and displays of products made from the various ag commodities. The Georgia Ag Experience was displayed at the event by the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture.
Photos from the event are available online. For more information about the event and programs of the Georgia Peanut Commission visit www.gapeanuts.com.