Meet a Farmer

Did you know peanuts are “The Official State Crop of Georgia?” Behind 800,000 planted acres of peanuts, across 76 counties, are 4,500 Georgia peanut farmers. Meet the farmers who work hard to produce a healthy and sustainable food source below!

To learn more peanut facts, check out the 2020 Georgia Peanuts Fact Sheet.

Ralph Sandeford

Ralph Sandeford is a 3rd generation farmer from Midville, Georgia. He grows peanuts, cotton, corn, pecan trees, and winter cover crops on Sadeford Farms. Ralph

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Jeff Adkinson

Jeff Atkinson is part owner of JDA Farms in Damascus, Georgia. This partnership is between himself, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law. They grow peanuts, cotton,

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The Cromley Family

Owned by brothers Hal & Chap Cromley, Nellwood Farms is a 7th generation farm in Bulloch County that produces peanuts, cotton, and cattle. The brothers

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Ken Hall

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

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Austin Sutton

Austin has a row crop operation and raises cattle. Austin attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Agribusiness. After graduation, he

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James Bryan

It’s #FarmerFriday and time for you to meet James Bryan from Sumner, Georgia! James grows peanuts, cotton, corn and raises cattle. He has fond memories

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Adam McLendon

Adam McLendon is a generational farmer from Leary, Georgia. The McLendon family grows peanuts, cotton, and corn on their row crop farm. Adam is passionate

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The Newberry Family

Daniel and Robert Newberry work alongside their dad, Steve, on their multi-generational row crop and cattle farm. The family has an unbreakable bond that can

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Hitchcock Farms

Brothers James and Jonathan Hitchcock, as well as Jonathan’s wife Bridget, live and work on a row crop and cattle farm in Tennille, Georgia. The

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Bart Davis

Bart Davis’s farm in from Doerun, Georgia has a variety of cotton, peanuts, corn, and cattle that he raises with his wife and children. Bart

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Randy Bryan

Randy is a second-generation farmer based out of Irwin county, Georgia. He grows cotton, peanuts, corn, and cattle. Randy has many fond memories of growing

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Jan Jones

Jan Jones is a fifth-generation farmer from Climax, Georgia. She has been farming since 2013 and tends to a multi-crop operation of cotton, corn, peanuts,

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Joey & Melissa Williams

Joey and Melissa Williams from Cook County, Georgia, are celebrating their 20th crop together, after being high school sweethearts and meeting for the first time

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The Corbett Family

Meet the Corbett family from Echols County, Georgia. Consisting of Stanley Corbett and his 3 sons, this sixth generation family farm is raising corn, cotton,

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The West Family

Jeffery West is 4th generation farmer from Mitchell County, GA, growing cotton, corn, peanuts and the occasional field of soybeans. Jeffrey has been farming his

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Ryne Powers

Ryne Powers grows corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans on his family’s farm in Appling County, GA. Ryne enjoys promoting agriculture and the rural lifestyle, and

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Roy & Josh Jones

Through the Eyes of a Farmer visits with Roy and Josh Jones, 3rd generation farmers growing row crops in Tift County, Georgia. The men have

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The Fletcher Family

“A farmer is the perfect demonstration of faith.” Meet the Fletcher’s at their farm in Irwin County, Georgia. The farm has been in the family

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The Mims Family

Meet the Mims family, a fourth generation family farm in Seminole County, Georgia. The Mims’ farm around 3,500 acres of row crops, while appreciating each

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The Grimes Family

Phillip Grimes is a fourth generation farmer from Tift County, Georgia and has been farming for over 44 years.  Demonstrated by winning the 2014 Georgia

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Ross Kendrick

Ross Kendrick, a farmer from Turner County, Georgia, grew up farming alongside his dad, granddad and uncles, instilling a deep sense of family that he

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The Akins Family

Meet the Akins family who farm peanuts, cotton and raise beef cattle on their farm in Nashville, Georgia. The family farm is operated by Parrish

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MJ Taylor Farms

Phillip Taylor is a third generation farmer on his family farm in Cook County, Georgia. He farms with his son, Austin, and together they grow

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Christopher Martin

Meet Christopher Martin, a fifth-generation farmer from Pulaski County, Georgia. At Martin Farms he grows cotton, peanuts, corn, wheat and rye.  Martin serves as a

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Ryne Brannen

The Georgia Peanut Commission’s Through the Eyes of a Farmer series visits with Ryne Brannen, a fifth generation farmer from Bulloch County growing Peanuts, cotton,

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Rick LaGuardia

Through the Eyes of a Farmer series visits with Rick LaGuardia, a farmer from Miller County whose love of farming originated from his grandfather and

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Lee Cromley

The Through the Eyes of a Farmer Series visits with farmer Lee Cromley of Bulloch County. Cromley farms with his brother on their family farm

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Mike Newberry

Through the Eyes of a Farmer series visits with Mike Newberry, farmer from Arlington, Georgia. Newberry is a fourth-generation farmer on Hillside Farms. He farms

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Donald Chase

Through the Eyes of a Farmer series visits with Donald Chase, farmer from Oglethorpe, Georgia. He farms with his father, Glen Lee, growing peanuts, corn

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