Panel discussion for farmers to kick off Peanut Day at the Enterprise Farmers Market

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) — An informative panel discussion featuring local agriculture leaders will kick off Peanut Day at the Enterprise Farmers Market on Saturday September 22, 2018.

Farmers and others interested in the peanut industry and hearing about this year’s crop production and outlook are invited to attend the discussion, which will also include time for questions from those attending.

Speakers will be Carl Sanders, a member of the Alabama Peanut Producers Board of Directors; Brandon Dillard, agronomist and regional agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service; and Gavin Mauldin, Coffee County Extension coordinator.

They are expected to discuss the growing season, the crop outlook, the peanut industry in the Coffee County and the Wiregrass, and its impact on the local economy, and how peanuts grown here are used.

The discussion starts a morning of fun, which begins at 7 a.m. with produce and arts and crafts vendors set up at the market. Activities will include peanut painting, the making of homemade peanut butter, a cake walk, a peanut relay race, a peanut pickoff competition for all ages. Of course, raw, roasted and boiled peanuts will be on hand for sampling and purchasing.

Everyone is invited. Activities are being sponsored by Alabama Ag Credit and Farm Lenders

Schedule of activities
7:00 a.m. – Produce, arts and crafts vendors set up
8:00 a.m. - Ongoing activities begin:
• Peanut Roasting, Boiled Peanuts, Raw Peanuts, free samples
• Peanut Butter making
• Picking peanuts off the vine
• Community Art
• Peanut painting
8:00 a.m. – Peanuts Panel discussion
9:00 a.m. – Cake Walk
9:30 a.m. – Peanut Relay Race
10:30 a.m. – Peanut pickoff contest
11:00 a.m. – Cake Walk

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