• Holly Spangler

    The Only Peanut Farmer in Illinois

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on May 19, 2011

    About a year ago, our oldest won a bag of peanuts, because she guessed there were about 400 peanuts in the bag. So we were eating a lot of peanuts. And at about the same time, my colleague at our Southern Farmer magazine, Pam Golden, ran a cover on her magazine showing a peanut farmer pulling a plant out of the ground. I showed it to the kids so they could see how the peanuts actually grow beneath the ground. Nathan, 5 at the time and ever the farmer, commenced to asking a whole lot of…

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