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.