June 24-28, 2017

2017 - USA Peanut Congress

General Information

We invite you to register and attend the 21st annual USA Peanut Congress, a joint annual meeting of the American Peanut Council and the American Peanut Shellers Association on June 24-28, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. Over 400 peanut industry leaders are expected to attend this meeting. The host associations plan a comprehensive and informative business program with speakers from government and industry who will address current issues and topics of interest to all industry segments.

A block of rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island are being held at the group rate of $299.  Reservations can be made by calling (866) 763-2960 and referencing the USA Peanut Congress Group.   Reservations can also be made over the internet at our Ritz event website: https://aws.passkey.com/go/USAPeanutCongress2017  The direct line to the Ritz-Carlton Amelia is (904) 277-1100  The hotel address is 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach, FL.  The room block deadline for reservations is May 22nd.

We recognize that fewer companies and organizations are covering spousal meeting registrations.  To make it easier to bring your spouse, guest or adult child to the social events, we have lowered the registration rate to $199.  This low rate allows for attendance at all three cocktail receptions, the spouse coffee, hospitality, and the Tuesday brunch.

Online Meeting Registration

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Printable Schedule

Printable Registration Form


Exhibitor Form

Sponsor Form

Golf Tournament Registration

Fishing Registration Form

PAC Dinner at SALT

Great Cash Giveaway Raffle 

Restaurant Recommendations



June 24-28,2017
Tentative Agenda
Saturday- June 24, 2017
4:00 PM 6:00 PM   Registration  
Sunday - June 25, 2017
8:00 AM 4:00 PM   Registration & Exhibit Setup  
8:00 AM 9:30 AM   APC Export Steering Committee  
8:30 AM 9:30 AM   The Peanut Foundation Board Meeting  
9:30 AM 10:30 AM   APC Sustainability Initiative Task Force  
10:30 AM 12:00 PM   Peanut Butter for the Hungry Meeting  
10:30 AM 12:00 PM   Packaging & Handling Task Force Meeting  
1:30 PM 2:15 PM   Manufacturer Meeting  
1:30 PM 2:15 PM   Grower Meeting  
2:30 PM 3:45 PM   APC Export Board  
3:00 PM 4:00 PM   Preliminary Raffle Drawing  
4:00 PM 5:15 PM   APC Board of Directors Meeting  
6:00 PM 7:30 PM   Reception sponsored by Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts  
7:30 PM 10:00 PM   APSA PAC Dinner (separate registration)  
Monday - June 26, 2017
7:15 AM 8:00 AM   National Peanut Brokers Association  
8:00 AM 12:00 PM   Hospitality & Exhibits  
8:00 AM 9:15 AM   Prayer Breakfast  
9:30 AM 11:30 AM   General Session  
1:00 PM 6:00 PM   APSA PAC Golf Tournament  
6:00 PM 7:30 PM   Reception sponsored by Premium Peanuts  
Tuesday - June 27, 2017
8:00 AM 11:00 AM   Exhibits & Reg Desk Open  
8:00 AM 9:00 AM   APC Aflatoxin Task Force  
9:00 AM 11:00 AM   General Session  
9:15 AM 10:30 AM   Spouse Coffee  
11:00 AM 12:30 PM   APPMI Board Meeting  
11:00 AM 12:30 PM   Brunch sponsored by Birdsong Peanuts  
12:00 PM 1:00 PM   Exhibit Removal  
6:00 PM 7:00 PM   Reception  
Wednesday - June 28, 2017