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Expo taps onion farmer as F.O.T.Y.


By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  If you love onions, you know the best come from right here in Georgia. One man who grows them is the Southeast Farmer of the Year.

Robert Dasher got the award at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. He farms 700 acres of onions among his 4,000 acres in Tattnall County.

He's part of a family operation that started with his father way back in 1940. He was nominated by his county extension agent who praised Dasher for running a diverse operation.

Dasher said he was surprised to receive the honor. "Very humbled, but very happy. I don't know the words to describe it. But still humbled and very shocked," he said.

The Sunbelt Farmer of the Year is chosen every year from winners in a 10 state region which stretches from Arkansas to Virginia.

Dasher is the third winner from Georgia, and the first since 2002.

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