Nominations open for Outstanding 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 Jan. 16, 2020, in Tifton. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission 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.
"We have so many young peanut farmers making a difference in their communities and I consider this awards program a great opportunity to recognize one young peanut farmer for their contributions to the agricultural industry," said Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission.
The award is open for any active Georgia peanut farmer who is not over 45 years of age, as of Jan. 16, 2020. 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. 2. The award application is available online at www.gapeanuts.com or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.