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Alumni in the News:

Gary Braddy and Braddy Farms

(Reprinted from The Montgomery Monitor)

Gary Braddy (Betty McCoy)
Gary Braddy of Braddy Farms (left) is busy grading Vidalia Onions for market. Betty McCoy/The Montgomery Monitor

Braddy Farms, like other area farmers are at their busiest time of year, they're busy trying to get their Vidalia Onion crop out of the fields and onto market shelves. Braddy Farms began growing Vidalia Sweet Onions in the late 1980's. In the early 1990's they started a trucking business to help get their crop to market and they also ship nationwide.

Braddy Farms was organized and created in 1966 by Gary Braddy, Kelly Braddy, and Pete Braddy. Kelly and Pete are brothers and are Gary's double first cousins. Their farming operation began as a partnership.

Braddy Farms/Betty McCoy
Workers inspect onions as they go into boxes for shipping. Betty McCoy/The Montgomery Monitor

In 1966 their farming operation was very small. They started off with only a few acres of tobacco, corn, peanuts, and wheat. Along with the crops, they also had a small livestock operation which consisted of only cattle and swine.

Also, Braddy Farms started selling fertilizer and nitrogen to other farms and individuals. As a result of the tremendous amount of growth Braddy Farms has experienced since 1966; the expanded their farming operation.

Gary, Kelly and Pete Braddy decided to incorporate Braddy Farms in 1998.

Each of them have their own distinct responsibilities at Braddy Farms, Inc.

Kelly Braddy is over personnel and all crops that Braddy Farms, Inc.
produces. Pete Braddy is over all of the livestock operations, and also the fertilizer and nitrogen operation. Gary Braddy is over the trucking operation, and he also handles all of the financial and fiscal affairs of Braddy Farms, Inc.

Braddy Farms, Inc. is located five miles north of Mount Vernon, Georgia on US Highway 221. If you happen to be traveling through Mount Vernon, Georgia, Braddy Farms, Inc. would like to invite to stop by and visit. Their store hours are Monday-Friday 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

(Gary Braddy is a member of the class of 1963 at Brewton-Parker College. He is also a member of the BPC Board of Trustees.)

Onions/Betty McCoy
Onions are loaded on conveyer belt to be graded, inspected and boxed for shipping. Betty McCoy/The Montgomery Monitor


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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM