Philip Grimes, from Tifton received Georgia Farmer Of The Year Honors for the year 2014 at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. Grimes, who was recognized for his high peanut yields for more than 20 years in a row works with several different types of crops. That honestly is outstanding to be that good at something for 20 years in a row.
Grimes has cotton fields, cantaloupes, broccoli, snap beans, and corn. In total he has produced over 22,000 lbs of food. Not including the 265 bushels of corn, and 600 boxes of broccoli that he has also produced. So in total that is a lot of food for a lot of people. All of that was produced over just about 22,000 acres.
That is about a pound of food per acre, which alone is probably the reason Grimes won 2014 Georgia Farmer Of The Year. Several different farmers were involved in the voting but it was Philip Grimes who pulled away with the victory.
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