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Early county celebrates farmers at banquet

The banquet is being held at the old Birdsong Warehouse. (Source: WALB) The banquet is being held at the old Birdsong Warehouse. (Source: WALB)
Mike Newberry is a farmer in Arlington. (Source: WALB) Mike Newberry is a farmer in Arlington. (Source: WALB)
The event is a chance to celebrate the farmers. (Source: WALB) The event is a chance to celebrate the farmers. (Source: WALB)
EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

On Thursday night, hundreds of people in Early County will gather for the annual farmer appreciation banquet. 

Run by the local extension service and peanut proud, the banquet is a way to celebrate the county's farmers, and thank them. 

It's also a celebration for their families. 

The event kicks off at 6:30 at the Birdsong Warehouse in Blakely. 

Peanut farmer Mike Newberry said he looks forward to this event every year. 

"It's a night where our community and industry can show the appreciation for the contribution farmers make to our community," said Newberry.

A new producer of the year will be announced. 

That person will become the Grand Marshall of the parade on Saturday. 

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