The Farm

My great-grandfather bought a farm and moved to Coffee County in the 1930s.  We are still farming that land today.  My dad and mom, my brother and his wife, and my wife and I all farm together.  We farm 2300+/- acres, mostly rented land.  Our crops include cotton, peanuts, and watermelons.  My wife is the watermelon expert, being the daughter of a lifelong watermelon grower.  She markets all the watermelons herself, last year over 150 semi loads.  We are shareholders in Osceola Cotton Co. in Ocilla, GA, and Tifton Quality Peanuts in Tifton, GA.  This helps to add additional value to the crops we produce.  We do as much of the work on our farm as possible, hiring only two regular part-time employees, in addition to our watermelon harvesting crew.  If ever there was a family farm, this is it!