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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