USDA Undersecretary is a Peanut Lover

Gale BuchananUSDA Undersecretary Dr. Gale Buchanan may work in Washington, DC but his heart is in the southeast. “I spent 21 years at Auburn University conducting research in peanuts and other crops,” said Buchanan. “Then went to the University of Georgia as the director of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station and dean at the college of agriculture.” He also attended the University of Florida, so he is a “triple Southerner.”

His main message to peanut producers is that the “future is predicated on information, knowledge and technology gained through research and education programs.”

He had much more to say about the potential for peanuts in feeding the world and playing a part in the biofuels industry as well. Listen to an interview with Dr. Buchanan here:

Listen To MP3Gale Buchanan (3:30 min MP3)

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

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