A colorful and entertaining childrens’ book about the history of “one of our most beloved yet least understood crops” was included in the registration bags for participants at the 2011 SPGC, not for us to keep but to giveaway. The book is called “The Life and Times of the Peanut” by Charles Micucci.
“One of our speakers talked about the need for farmers to promote their own image and their own product,” said Randy Griggs, executive director of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. “And we included this book to reiterate what she said and we asked every participant to take that book back and donate it to a school, or church, or public library.”
Randy says the Alabama peanut producers discovered the book by chance and bought up every copy the publisher had to donate to schools and use for the state’s Ag in the Classroom program, but there are still some copies still to be found on-line! The author also has other agriculture-themed books, including “The Life and Times of Corn” and “The Life and Times of the Honeybee.”
Find out more about the book in my interview with Randy below.
Randy Griggs (MP3)