GFB News Magazine

Top peanut contributors honored

Posted on February 22, 2023 12:00 AM

During the 46th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference, the Georgia Peanut Commission honored individuals and teams for advancing Georgia’s peanut sector. Front row, from left, GPC Chairman Joe Boddiford congratulates the Sonny Perdue for being inducted into the Georgia Peanut Hall of Fame; Gary Black, GPC Distinguished Service Award and Bob Parker, GPC Promotion Award; back row from left are recipients Dr. Darlene Cowart, GPC Special Award for work on peanut quality/nutritional benefits; UGA Peanut Team leader Dr. Scott Monfort on behalf of the team, GPC Research & Education Award; Tyron Spearman, GPC Media Award; Calvin Perry, GPC Research & Education Award, for irrigation efficiency work; & Adam Curles, 2023 Outstanding Young Peanut Farmer. Not pictured is Dr. William D. Branch, recipient of the Innovator Award for developing numerous peanut varieties. / Photo by Jennifer Whittaker