Don’t tell Randy Dowdy that something can’t be done just because it’s not how “Daddy would have done it.”
This first-generation corn, peanut and soybean farmer from Pavo, Georgia, doesn’t let pre-conceived notions stop him from setting—and breaking—record yields. And in 2019 he not only broke the world record for soybean production, which he set in 2016, he broke it twice in one season.
This year Dowdy took the advice of an advisor out of Illinois and tried planting his soybeans in March, which is highly unconventional. But Dowdy’s philosophy really is to try anything at least once and so he did.