Who will be the next Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer?
Sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and BASF, the state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Tifton. Nominations are still being accepted based on overall farm operation, environmental and stewardship practices, leadership, civic activities, church activities and community service.
Applications must be submitted to the Georgia Peanut Commission by December 15 and may be obtained at www.gapeanuts.com or through Joy Crosby: 229-386-3690 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Any peanut farmer under the age of 45 (as of 1/21/16) is eligible to win so long as they have never won the award before.
Previous winners include:
- Andrew Grimes – Tifton
- Jimmy Webb – Leary
- Randy Branch – Baxley
- Jim Waters – Blackshear
- James Hitchcock, Jr. – Tennille
- Greg Mims – Donalsonville
- Brad Thompson – Donalsonville
“We have so many young peanut farmers making a difference in their communities and I consider this awards program a great opportunity to recognize one young peanut farmer for their contributions to the agriculture industry,” says Armond Morris of Irwin County, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission.
Photo by Soil Science @ NC State