Hall receives Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmer of the Year Award
Released: Jan. 24, 2017
TIFTON, Ga. — Kenneth Hall Sr., Tifton, Georgia, received the Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmer of the Year Award for District 2 at the 41st annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, Jan. 19, 2017, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and Agri Supply.
The Georgia Peanut Commission presents the Outstanding Georgia Peanut Farmer of the Year awards to one farmer in each of the commission’s five districts. This award is designed to honor farmers who have given life-long devotion to peanut farming and who have the passion, diligence, leadership and desire to see that the peanut industry in the state of Georgia continues to represent the highest quality possible.
Hall is a fourth-generation farmer on the Hall land. His son, Kenneth Hall Jr. currently watches over the business now. Hall started Ken Hall Farms, Inc. in 1973. Prior to going out on his own, Hall farmed with his father, as well as, worked some in the private sector. Hall owned Ty Ty Farm Center and Ty Ty Buying Point for five years, commercially farmed produce for about ten years, as well as owned a turf grass business for eight years, but his roots carried him back to the farm.
Hall served as president of Georgia Young Farmers in 1974, has been a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau and the 200 Bushel Corn Club. He is also an active member of Chula Baptist Church.
Hall has been recognized throughout the years for his success in farming. In 1975, Hall received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award, Dekalb-Pfizer Genetics award in 1982, Money Maker Peanut Club District IV winner in 1994, and has also been Soil and Water Conservationist of the Year.
Hall farms approximately 3,000 acres. Along with peanuts he grows corn, millet and wheat. When Hall is not farming, he enjoys golfing with his wife, fishing and hunting.
Additional district winners include: District 1 – John Bridges Sr., Tifton; District 3 – Rep. Jon Burns, Newington; District 4 – Richard Nutt, Pitts; and District 5 – Glen Lee Chase, Oglethorpe. These farmers received a sign to display at their farm and a gift card from Agri Supply.
For photos and additional information on the Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference visit the Georgia Peanut Commission website at gapeanuts.com.