Bruce Lee, who is a sixth-generation farmer, is the owner/operator of Home Grown Organic Farms. Even though he has been a full-time farmer growing a variety of crops for 36 years, he started growing organic peanuts, corn, wheat, sorghum and hay grazer three years ago. He is in the livestock business also.
Lee is a member of the New Mexico Peanut Growers Association and past member of the Lions Club, where he served as president and program chairman of the Benefit Amateur Country/Western Show. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years.
Lee has been a longtime member of the Maple Cotton Coop/Gin and served on the nominating committee of the Roosevelt Electrical Association. In the early 90s, Lee received an award for soil conservation from USDA’s Soil Conservation Department for planting trees for windbreaks.
Lee and his wife Tina, a teacher at South Plains College, have three children; Rebecca who is a freshman at South Plains College, and twins Mckenzie and Lexi.
“I’m looking forward to being on the National Peanut Board to help the peanut crop stay vital in New Mexico,” said Lee. “Farming in New Mexico has had its set of challenges over the past few years, and I hope to learn from other farmers about how to keep peanuts strong in our area and grow them efficiently and economically.”