Clemson University

2020 SC Peanut Growers' Meeting

Come get the latest information to help improve your peanut operation.
Meet with people from all ends of the peanut industry.

8:30 – 9:30 Registration and Industry Exhibits
9:30 Prize Drawings* – Tony Hamlett, Sponsor Coordinator
9:40 Welcome – Richard Rentz, Chairman, South Carolina Peanut Board, and
Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Agriculture
9:55 Peanut Market Update – Dell Cotton, Manager, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association
10:10 Peanut Variety & Quality Evaluation – Maria Balota, Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech
10:20 Jeff Dunne, Peanut Breeder, North Carolina State University
10:35 Break and Prize Drawings*
10:50 David Jordan – William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Crop Science and Extension Specialist, North
Carolina State University
11:20 Varieties and Management Update – Dan Anco, Extension Peanut Specialist, Clemson University
11:45 2020 Cost and Returns Outlook – Nathan Smith, Extension Economist, Clemson University
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 Prize Drawings*
1:15 Peanuts, Politics and Markets – J. Tyron Spearman, The Spearman Agency, Tifton, GA
1:45 Bob Parker – President, National Peanut Board
1:55 Washington D.C. Report – Bob Redding, The Redding Firm, Washington D.C.
2:20 South Carolina Marketing Update – Marianne Copelan, Marketing Specialist, SC Peanut Board
2:25 Precision Agriculture in Peanut Research Update – Kendall Kirk, Precision Agriculture Engineer, Clemson
2:50 Weed Control Update – Mike Marshall, Extension Agronomic Weed Specialist, Clemson University
3:05 Peanut Yield Contest Awards and Grand Prizes from Kelley Manufacturing Company and Amadas

The KMC Grand Prize is the use of a new model 74 series KMC Peanut Combine for the 2020 peanut harvest season,
with the option of purchasing the combine through an authorized KMC dealer with $15,000 off the list price – growers
must visit the KMC booth for entry, and be certified as a peanut grower with an FSA farm number with a minimum of 75
acres of peanut.
Grand Prize from Amadas is the use of a new 4-row or 6-row Amadas Peanut Digger/Inverter for the 2020 harvest
season or $10,000 towards the purchase of a new Amadas Self-Propelled Peanut Combine or $5,000 towards the purchase
of a new Amadas 4-row or 6-row Pull-Type Peanut Combine. Prize eligibility: 2019 commercial peanut growers who
intend to plant peanuts in 2020. Growers must be present to win.


Continuing education and pesticide credits will be available, as will newly updated copies of the
Peanut Money-Maker 2020 Production Guide.

Thursday, January 30 at 8:30am to 3:30pm

Santee Conference Center 1737 Bass Drive/US-15, Santee, SC 29142

Event Type

Cooperative Extension


Cooperative Extension Service

Target Audience

All Audiences



Contact Name:

Dan Anco

Contact Phone:

803-284-3343 x261

Contact Email:


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