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Georgia Peanut Farm Show comes to Albany Civic Center

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Exhibits are in place for the 35th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show Thursday at the Albany Civic Center.

Farmers will learn about new technology and information to improve production of one of Georgia's top crops.

After taking a hit 2 years ago following the salmonella outbreak, peanuts are on the rebound.

One sign the industry is improving is the Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Typically, they have about 60 exhibitors. This year that number is up to 78.

The Civic Center is packed with informational booths and farm equipment. University of Georgia experts will also hold a peanut production seminar.

Kelley Manufacturing is giving away a season's use of a peanut combine. Door prizes are up for grabs worth than 40-thousands dollars.

Doors open Thursday morning at 8:30. The event is free.

The Georgia Peanut Commission is also sponsoring a blood drive  from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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