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2013 Georgia Peanut Achievment Club Winners

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Calhoun County Ag Agent Jay Hathorn representing Al Suddeth and Jimmy Webb As District II winners

Last month I had the honor to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, FL where Calhoun County had to winners in the 2013 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. This club represents the highest yielding peanut growers in the state in there districts.

Al Sudderth and Jimmy Webb both won their acreage categories in District I. Al made 6,508 pounds on 460 acres for the 300-699 acreage category and Jimmy made 6,533 on 859 acres for the 700 plus acreage category. I would like to congratulate both Al and Jimmy on a job well done.

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Winners of the 2013 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club

Other winners from across the state were:

Highest Yield in State – 100-300 acres

Brent Brown from Ben Hill County with 6,752 pounds on 199 acres.

Highest Yield in State – 300 plus acres

Phillip Grimes from Tift County with 7,084 on 592 acres.

District II winners:

300-699.9 acres – Eddie Miller, Jr.  from Seminole County with 6,949 pounds on 588 acres.

700 plus acres – Jerry and Jeff Heard Farms from Baker County with 6,011 pounds on 824 acres.

District III winners:

300-699.9 acres – Hulin Reeves from Ben Hill County with 6,610 pounds on 539 acres.

700 plus acres – Ken Hall Farms, Inc. form Worth County with 5,166 pounds on 858 acres.

District IV winners:

300-699.9 acres – Art Dorminy from Irwin County with 6,007 ponds on 340 acres.

700 plus acres – Wayne Sayer from Irwin County with 5,206 pounds on 701 acres.

Once again I would like to congratulate all the growers for the crop that they made last year.