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Nominations open for Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tifton. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) and BASF.

The Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award is based on the applicant’s overall farm operation; environmental and stewardship practices; and leadership, civic, church, and community service activities.

The award is open for any active Georgia peanut farmer who is not over 45 years of age, as of Jan. 17, 2019. An individual may receive the award only once. There is no limit on the number of applicants from each county in Georgia. 

Applications are due to the GPC office by Dec. 15, 2018. The award application is available online at or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or 

Previous Georgia winners include Elton Baldy of Norman Park, Brandon Branch of Baxley, Trey Dunaway of Hawkinsville, Andrew Grimes of Tifton, Randy Branch of Baxley, James Hitchcock Jr. of Tennille, Brad Thompson of Donalsonville, Greg Mims of Donalsonville, Jim Waters of Blackshear and Jimmy Webb of Leary. 

The award winner receives registration and hotel accommodations to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 18-20, 2019, and a sign to display at his or her farm.