Ken Hall farms in Worth, Tift and Turner counties. He is a third-generation farmer who farms alongside his father and son, a fourth-generation farmer. On their farm, they predominately grow peanuts but also grow cotton and some wheat. The 2021 peanut crop marks Ken’s 42nd crop that he has produced.
Ken has fond memories of growing up on the farm. He vividly remembers walking through the fields with his father, trying to step on the footprints that his father made walking in front of him.
Conservation and attention to the land is something that is very important to Ken. His advice to young farmers is to always have your shadow on a crop. Conditions change frequently and he believes that is the best way to know what the land and crop needs. He frequently says, “If you’re good to the land, it’ll be good to you.”
The Georgia Peanut Achievement Club honors farmers throughout the state who annually produce the highest yields. Ken has been recognized 12 out of the last 14 years. His father has also been recognized for being one of the top peanut producers in the state. Ken says that this serves as an opportunity to network with other growers.