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Peanut Achievement Awards

Posted by romeethredge on July 26, 2013

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It was a great evening last Friday when 2 peanut growers from Seminole County were honored for excellence in peanut production.  This was the annual Georgia Peanut Achievement Club (GPAC) gathering, that was during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, Florida.  The GPAC is a closely judged group of some of the best peanut producers in Georgia who submit records concerning all of their peanut acres and pounds harvested for the year. Our UGA peanut Scientist, Dr. John Beasley put it all together to honor these folks. We will miss John as he will be retiring at the end of the year.

Dee Miller won the Low acreage category, 100 to 299 acres, for the state. He grew 179 acres of his own peanuts in 2012 and did a great job with them, making 6,383 pounds per acre.

His father, Eddie, was the winner for District 2 in the medium acreage category, 300 to 699 acres, Eddie grew 638 acres of peanuts and they yielded an astounding 6,752 pounds per acre.

In the photo from left to right are County Agent Rome Ethredge, Suzanne Ethredge, Dee’s girlfriend Paige Godfrey, Dee Miller, Eddie Miller and his wife Karen.

  Thanks to the sponsors of this Peanut Achievement club program. Syngenta,our local representative is Brian Baxley and BASF, our local representative is Tom Chestnut.

 

 

Kevin Rentz of Rentz Family Farm in Decatur County was also a winner in District 2 in the 700 plus acre category. They had 975 acres of peanuts in 2012 and had a yield of 5376 pounds per acre. That is a great yield for that number of acres.

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Here’s a complete list of winners.

2012 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club

Overall State Winner – 100-299.9 Acres

Producer

County

GPAC   District

Acres

Yield (lbs/A)

Eddie   Miller, III

Seminole

II

179.0

6383

 

Overall State Winner – 300 Acres+

Producer

County

GPAC   District

Acres

Yield (lbs/A)

Art   Dorminy*

Irwin

IV

322.0

6808

*Overall Highest Yield in State

 

District Winners

300-699.9 Acres

Producer

County

GPAC   District

Acres

Yield (lbs/A)

Al   Sudderth

Calhoun

I

411.9

6623

Eddie   Miller, Jr.

Seminole

II

637.9

6752

Michael   Selph

Wilcox

III

577.3

6610

Philip   Grimes

Tift

IV

659.1

6474

 

700+ Acres

Producer

County

GPAC   District

Acres

Yield (lbs/A)

Jimmy   Webb

Calhoun

I

890.0

6465

Rentz   Family Farm

Decatur

II

974.9

5376

Ken   Hall Farms

Worth

III

1,266

5252

Wayne   Sayer

Irwin

IV

3,889

5301

 

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