Caleb Bristow is the new executive director for the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, who has been on the job since February. He is pictured here with his predecessors, longtime exec Randy Griggs who retired at the end of 2013, and Jim Cravey, who served as interim director until Caleb was hired. In case you couldn’t figure it out, Caleb is the guy on the left.
This is Caleb’s first SPGC and he is really enjoying it. “From industry reps to the farmers, it’s just a great group of folks,” Caleb said. “We’re all a big family.”
Bristow is from Henry County, Alabama where his family raises peanuts, cotton and catte. He is a two-time Auburn University graduate, earning his master’s degree in agronomy (weed science) in 2012 and his bachelor’s in agronomy and soils in 2010.
Caleb says the peanut crop looks good right now in Alabama. “Acreage is up about 15 percent from what it was last year, still not quite as big as 2012, but as far as the crop itself, everything looks good,” he said.
Listen to my interview with Caleb here: Interview with Caleb Bristow, Alabama Peanut Producers Association (MP3)