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Peanut film to air on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Growing Peanut Butter, a documentary about the history and production of peanuts and peanut butter, is scheduled to air on the Georgia Public Broadcasting Network Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m., according to a press release from filmmaker Joseph Barnhart. The film is also available on Amazon Prime.

The film describes the story of the peanut plant and peanut butter. Eighty percent of the documentary was filmed in Georgia. It features key figures in the peanut industry, including Tyron Spearman, executive director of the National Peanut Buying Point Association and peanut breeder Dr. Corley Holbrook.

Barnhart grew up on a small family farm near Augusta. He is working to make the film available to students statewide and hopes it will be an educational tool for teachers.