Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunbelt Expo

This week is the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie.

We will complete setup tomorrow and be there the three days cooking peanuts and talking to farmers and other visitors. Actually we see far more non-peanut farm visitors than we see peanut farm visitors and do it more as a consumer show.

We will cook about a thousand pounds of peanuts in three days and the product manufacturers will give out coupons and product.

It will be a busy week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sunbelt Expo

This coming week is the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie.

We will be there cooking peanuts and have several related exhibitors in the building. It seems like it was just yesterday that we finished with the last Expo.

As a side note I was at the Georgia National Fair doing a Chef's Demo yesterday and the crowd at eh cooking stage seemed about the same as in the past but the parking lot sure didn't seem as busy.

Busy Fall

It has been a busy Fall so I have been pretty poor at finding time to update my blog.

On top of everything else that normally happens in the Fall I have been spending a great deal of time on activities of an industry grading committee. I have never worked so hard and accomplished so little in 22 years at the Commission. Perhaps after last week it will begin to move a bit faster.

The concept of using an x-ray machine to grade peanuts is really intriguing. It won't do everything but has the potential to speed up the process on a portion of the grade factors. The current system is pretty labor intense and labor is harder and harder to come by these days, especially seasonable labor.