Perennial Peanut field close up

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC-Quincy) will host the annual Perennial peanut Field Day, in Quincy, on Thursday, June 6, 2024.  Registration is $10 per person, at the door, and includes lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The program begins at 9:00 AM and ends at ~2:00 PM.  The NFREC Quincy Station is located at 155 Research Road, Quincy, Florida.

Mark Mauldin, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County, discussed perennial peanut weed control demonstrations, at the 2023 Perennial Peanut Field Day. Credit: Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS

The program this year will begin with introductions and a short PPPA business meeting. The educational program will begin with two farm tours in Gadsden County.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress comfortably for an outdoor tour.  Participants will be driving their personal vehicles to the nearby farms, so ensure that you have adequate fuel before arrival.  The tour will feature Earl Dawkins, Plant Hill Plantation, who is a perennial peanut hay producer, and Steve Rumbly, Comfort Creek Plantation, who is a deer and wildlife farmer that has incorporated perennial peanut grazing into their operation.  Following the tour, participants will return to the research station for lunch and indoor presentations.

The indoor, after lunch, session will feature two presentations and a producer panel discussion.  Dr. Carissa Wickens, UF/IFAS Equine Extension Specialist, will share the results from a perennial peanut feeding trial.  Dr. Greg Stewart, One Shepherd Project, Georgia, will discuss the plans for development of a legume pellet feed plant with a base operation near Madison, Florida. The program culminates with a producer panel discussion of the use of perennial peanut for finishing beef. UF/IFAS state and county faculty will be there to help answer your questions, as well! The after lunch portion of the program will be available on Zoom at no charge, but in-person attendance is recommended to gain the full value of the morning session on the farm tours.  The full agenda and more details are available on the event flyer, by using the following link:

2024 Perennial Peanut Field Day flyer

The University of Florida is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and listening devices, Please contact Cheryl Mackowiak, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (850) 875-7126 or at least 2 weeks in advance. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.