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J. Frank McGill

J. Frank McGill
  • Birth: 12/16/1925, Tift County, Georgia
Date Honored: 09/20/1996

Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

Known as "Mr. Peanut," Dr. McGill served as president of the American Peanut Research and Education Society; chairman of the University of Georgia Agronomists, the U.S. Task Force on Peanut Policy and the U.S. Peanut Improvement Working Group. He was technical advisor to the Georgia Peanut Commission, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, National Peanut Council and National Peanut Growers Group. He traveled to 21 foreign countries as a peanut consultant. He was a D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Agronomy and was named Man of the Year by Progressive Farmer magazine. He received the Distinguished UGA Faculty Award and the Distinguished ABAC Award.

Occupation: County extension agent; Georgia Extension Service general agronomist/peanut specialist; peanut consultant with M&M Mars.