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Bigger, better food … and more of it - Feature Stories
June 2012 Issue
James Lee Adams stands tall. At 6 feet 3 inches he is dwarfed only by the massive irrigation system used to water the crops on his farm in southwest Georgia. Today, as most days, he is covered in soil. Dirty paw prints from his four-legged family member, Doc, hint that the two have been on their daily trek around the farm. “She’s gonna get both of us,” he says, warning the Jack Russell terrier that his wife Sue will not be pleased with the state of their clothes. “I’m one of the best there’s ever been,” he says of his career as a farmer. “Dizzy Dean said if it’s the truth it ain’t bragging.” Adams’ success as a farmer was recognized by the industry when he was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year in 1992 and 2000. James Lee Adams stands under a center-pivot irrigation system in one of his fields. Adams makes his way around the 2,500-acre Camilla farm …
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