Clay Deane

Deane is the co-owner and operator of North Delta Planting Co., which he runs in partnership with his cousins as a division of the family farm operation, Triple D Farms. He is a fifth-generation farmer who has been helping on his family’s farm since he was nine years old and officially began working on the farm after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Mississippi State University in 2012. Deane began growing peanuts on his family’s 5,500-acre farm in 2015. In addition to peanuts, he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and cotton.

Deane is a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau, Delta Growers Association and Delta Peanut. He was also recently elected to the board of directors for the newly formed Missouri Peanut Producers Association. Deane and his wife, Sara Beth, recently welcomed a new son named Clay Garrett (CG), and are active members in their church. They enjoy traveling together and he also enjoys hunting with family.

Deane said, “I would like to be a voice for our state to be able to grow the industry in Missouri and see the industry come to Missouri as far as peanuts are concerned. I look forward to connecting with growers who have grown peanuts their whole lives, like we have grown cotton, and sharing what they know with new growers like us and new areas like this where there's going to be an up-and-coming industry.”

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