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Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer.

The award is based on the applicant’s overall farm operation, environmental and stewardship practices, and leadership, civic, church and community service activities, according to a news release.

The state winner will be announced Jan. 15 at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton.

“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 (his or her) contributions to the agriculture industry,” Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, said in the release.

The award is open for any active Georgia peanut farmer no older than 45 as of Jan. 15. 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 Georgia Peanut Commission office by Jan. 2. The award application is available at www.gapeanuts.com or by contacting Joy Crosby at 229-386-3690 or joycrosby@gapeanuts.com.

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