Frank McGill, a Georgia peanut specialist who advised farmers in 21 countries in a career that spanned more than 60 years, passed away Wednesday night. He was 95.

Frank McGill describes how peanut became so important to U.S. farmers.

McGill, affectionately known as ‘Mr. Peanut,’ worked with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, but also traveled around the world to help expand peanut production. 

Here’s an article about McGill’s contributions, published a few years ago when he was awarded a Medallion of Honor from his alma mater, the University of Georgia College of Agriculture. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 1951 and a master’s degree in agronomy in 1962.

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