Peanut champions in Virginia and North Carolina in 2002 were recognized earlier this year at the Champions Night Out sponsored by BASF and Bayer CropScience.

The winners, spouses and county agents were treated to a night in Williamsburg, Va.

North Carolina winners include:

  • Edward Farless and Son, Bertie County. Richard Rhodes, county agent.
  • Byrdfield Farms, Bladen County. Michael Shaw, county agent.
  • A.J. Smith and Sons, Chowan County. Mike Williams, county agent.
  • Jordan Brothers, Columbus County. Michael Shaw, county agent.
  • W.S. Clark Farms, Edgecombe County. James Pearce, county agent.
  • Todd and Taylor Lewis, Gates County. Paul Smith, county agent.
  • Grant Staton, Halifax County. Arthur Whitehead, county agent.
  • Ben S. Cowin, Martin County. Al Cochran, county agent.
  • Fisher Farms, Nash County. Charlie Tyson, county agent.
  • T.J. Taylor and Sons, Inc., Northampton County. Craig Ellison, county agent.
  • Ronnie Baker, Perquimans County. Lewis Smith Jr., county agent.
  • Ray Farmer, Pitt County. Sam Uzzell, county agent.
  • Jart Hudson, Sampson County. Bill Ellers, county agent.
  • Kendrick Creek Farms, Washington County. Frank Winslow, county agent.

Virginia winners include:

  • Clarke Farms, Dinwiddie County. Mike Parrish, county agent.
  • Joe and Johnny Brna, Greensville County.
  • Bobby Darden, Isle of Wight County. Glenn Rountree, county agent.
  • Flower Dew Hundre Farm, Prince George County. Glen Chappell, county agent.
  • Flaggy Run Farms, Southampton County. Wes Alexander, county agent.
  • Dale Holland, City of Suffolk County. Rex Cotten, county agent.
  • Robert Rogers, Sussex County. Kelvin Wells, county agent.

The winners also attended a peanut production seminar.