The Georgia Peanut Commission hosted a photo contest June 7-Oct. 1, 2017, to fill the pages of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, “Photos from the Field.” Peanut farmers from across Georgia were encouraged to submit their best high-resolution photo of peanut production on their farm for a chance to feature the photo in the 2018 calendar.
Nearly 100 entries were submitted from across the peanut belt and only 12 were selected as a monthly feature. Photos were selected based on quality, originality and diversity in the field. Since many outstanding photos were submitted, but only 12 could be used as monthly features, honorable mentions were also selected. Winners and honorable mentions are as follows:
January: Ashley Moore, Crisp County
February: Luke Brown, Wilcox County
March: Aaron Moore, Crisp County
April: Casey Cox, Mitchell County
May: Chandler Starling, Emanuel County
June: Judson Clark, Lee County
July: Lauren Turner, Decatur County
August: Jay Blanton, Brooks County
September: Jonathan Smith, Coffee County
October: Linda Powell, Worth County
November: Haley McGuffin, Twiggs County
December: Roger Wayne Davis, Miller County
Brandy Hussey, Sumter County
Greg Brown, Crisp County
Haley McGuffin, Twiggs County
Casey Cox, Mitchell County
Judson Clark, Sumter County
Jay Blanton, Brooks County
David Cromley, Bulloch County
Linda Powell, Worth County
Sherrill Napier, Cook County
Photo submissions will also be used in promotional materials produced by GPC throughout the year. To obtain a copy of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Calendar, stop by the GPC office located at 445 Fulwood Blvd. Tifton, Georgia, 31794. For more information on GPC programs, visit www.gapeanuts.com.
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