Morgan operates M&M Farms and has farmed more than 50 years. He has grown peanuts for more than 25 years, and also grows corn and cotton. “I’m a peanut farmer first and foremost and our entire operation revolves around peanuts,” said Morgan.
Morgan and his wife Patricia have been married more than 50 years and they have two children, Joe Jr. and Tommy Jean (Daugherty); four grandchildren, Madelyn, Dylan, Monica and Colton; and two great grandchildren, Ainsley and Jacob.
Morgan graduated from Runnelstown High School and studied mechanical engineering at Jones County Junior College before pursuing his career in farming. He completed National Corn Growers Association and CIBA-Geigy Leadership Development Program and is current president of the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association; member of First South Farm Credit board of directors; member of Forrest County FSA committee; and member and former director-officer of Forrest County Farm Bureau. He is a former Forrest County NRCS Commissioner, FSA committee chairman and co-op board of directors member.
He is also a member of Pineview Baptist Church. In his downtime, Morgan hunts quail and spends time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. “The allergy work that the Board has done has been critical. When we hear of a school potentially banning peanuts, NPB is right on it to correct misconceptions.”