STILLWATER, Okla. — The 2022 Oklahoma Peanut EXPO will be held March 24 at the Business Enterprise Center at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Attendees will receive updates from peanut experts on everything from variety and market type selection to marketing and industry outlook.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn from and speak with leading experts in the field and to interact with other peanut producers and industry members,” said Ron Sholar, executive director of the Oklahoma Peanut Commission (OPC). “This will be the premier peanut education and training event in the region.”
The Oklahoma Peanut EXPO is a joint effort of the OPC, Oklahoma State University Agriculture, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, the National Peanut Board and partners in the peanut industry. The event is free, and lunch will be provided.
The peanut EXPO will kick off with registration and exhibits at 9 a.m. and a program of events from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The following is the schedule for the event:
- Presentation by Marshall Lamb, a peanut scientist from Dawson, Georgia, will update attendees on the peanut market outlook for 2022.
- Ryan Lepicier, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the National Peanut Board, will discuss opportunities for peanuts in both the domestic and international markets.
- A grower panel of top producers will share techniques they use to achieve high yields and quality.
- A weed control update will be provided by Todd Baughman, OSU Extension specialist for row crop weeds.
- Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Peanut Improvement in Stillwater will discuss their work and latest results.
OPC will hold a nominations election to select two nominees and an alternate for the National Peanut Board. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share ownership and risk of loss of the crop. OPC election caucuses for Districts 2 and 3 will be held at the conclusion of the meeting.
“The peanut EXPO also provides an opportunity for attendees to visit with industry representatives who supply the equipment, products and services needed to produce their crops,” said Josh Bushong, northwest area Extension specialist for agronomy.
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