|The Peanut Leadership Academy is a cooperative
effort between grower organizations and agricultural extension.
The academy is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection and the
American Peanut Shellers Association. Participants are nominated
by agricultural leaders in their counties and then selected by
a committee of state leaders.
The program began in 1998 with the first class of 14 peanut growers
from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Today, the program has evolved
to include growers from Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia as well as sheller
"The entire program helps prepare everyone involved in peanut
production to meet the future and help create a better industry," says
Lyle Stewart, district sales manager of Syngenta Crop Protection. "The
long term benefits will be evident as we see these young growers
step into leadership positions."
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For more information on the Peanut Leadership Academy,
Program Coordinator: Jessie Bland at 229-386-3472 or firstname.lastname@example.org