The Peanut Leadership Program is a cooperative effort between Syngenta Crop Protection, grower organizations and agricultural extension. Participants are nominated by agricultural leaders in their counties and then selected by a committee of state leaders.
One of the program participants this year is Jeramie Grissom from Seminole, Texas who was attending his first Southern Peanut Growers Conference this week. Jeramie is carrying on a family tradition in farming and he is in his fourth year farming on his own, raising mainly peanuts, cotton, wheat and milo.
He says he is learning a great deal in the leadership program to help him be a better producer.
Listen to an interview with Jeramie here:
Jeramie Grissom (2:30 min MP3)