Post Update – Another Video Added

July 21, 2008

Just added another YouTube video to the post about the “What Would You Do In Congress?” session.

There are a total of four YouTube videos from the conference posted on this site. Just click on video in the categories menu and all four should pop up.

If anyone has other photos or videos they would like to add to this site, just email me – – and we will get it done. If you upload the videos to YouTube, all you have to do is send me the link and a brief explanation. Photos can be emailed and I will add them to the Flickr Photo album.

You are also welcome to add your comments to any of the posts. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how this coverage worked for you.


Dancing to the Blues

July 17, 2008

Blues BashThe kids really took to the dance floor at the Tuesday night blues bash concluding the 2008 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. Here are just a couple of the fun shots you can find in the Flickr photo album from the conference.

Blues BashPhotos from the Flickr photo album can be downloaded onto your home computer in any size from thumbnail to full size originals. When you click on a photo you like and it comes up, just select “all sizes” from the menu above the photo. Right click to download the size you want.

Any questions? Email me –

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

Syngenta Soul Man

July 17, 2008

Blues BashSyngenta is always proud to host the closing event at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and this year’s 10th anniversary celebration was a special milestone for the company’s relationship with peanut growers in the south.

District sales manager Lyle Stewart really got into the blues spirit at the Blues Brothers bash and was even invited up on stage by the Alabama Blues Brothers to join them in an Elvis tribute. Watch that here on YouTube.

Black and White and Blues All Over

July 17, 2008

Blues BashThe Alabama Blues Brothers were a big hit at for the closing dinner and entertainment at the 10th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, but what really made it fun was the hats, ties and sunglasses provided for everyone in attendance.

Blues BashThe instructions were to wear a white shirt and black pants for the night of blues and the majority did follow those directions, although there were some individualists who came in Hawaiian shirts or nice dresses. But, everyone donned at least part of the costume to fit in with the theme.

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

Peanut Committee Secrets

July 16, 2008

Blues Bash SecretsThere was much fun to be had at the Blues Brothers-themed finale for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and everyone got in on the act.

There were three “Blues Brothers” as the opening act – but not to sing and dance. They revealed “Committee Secrets” and provided answers to some important questions, such as “Why do we keep coming back to Edgewater every year?” Answer: “They haven’t kicked us out yet!”

Watch the Southern Peanut Blues Brothers in action here on YouTube.

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

Blues Bash

July 15, 2008

Blues Bash SyngentaThe Blues Brothers dinner and entertainment evening sponsored by Syngenta was a total success. Fun for everyone young and old.

Check out the Peanut Family Album for all the photos from the conference, including about 100 just from the blues bash alone.

Most people will agree that the 10th anniversary of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference was the best ever. It will be hard to top this next year.

Watch for more posts and YouTube videos to be added in the days to come – not done yet!

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

Feeding the Hungry with Peanuts

July 15, 2008

The potential for the peanut-based product known as Plumpy’nut to fight global famine is tremendous, according to Jeff Johnson of Birdsong Peanut Company.

Jeff Johnson“It’s revolutionized saving the lives of severely malnourished children in Africa, saving tens of thousands of lives,” Jeff says. “The demand in Africa alone could be 1.2 billion pounds.”

“If the USAID devoted just ten percent of their $120 million food budget to something like this, they could potentially save five million lives,” he adds.

Listen to an interview with Jeff here:

Listen To MP3Jeff Johnson (3:30 min MP3)

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album