Clay Deane

A white man with full beard and short straight hair.

Deane operates Triple D Farms in partnership with his cousins. He is a fifth-generation farmer who has been helping on his family’s farm since he was nine years old, and officially began working on the farm after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Mississippi State University in 2012. Deane began growing peanuts on his family’s 9,000-acre farm in 2015. In addition to peanuts, he grows corn, soybeans and cotton.

Deane is a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau, Delta Growers Association, Missouri Peanut Producers Association and Delta Peanut. He was also recently elected to the MFA Fertilizer Board. Deane and his wife, Sara Beth, have one son named Clay Garrett (CG) and recently welcomed their second son, Jack. They are active members in their church and enjoy traveling together. Deane also enjoys hunting with family.

“I would like to be a voice for our state to be able to grow the industry in Missouri and see the industry come to Missouri as far as peanuts are concerned,” Deane said. I look forward to connecting with growers who have grown peanuts their whole lives, like we have grown cotton, and sharing what they know with new growers like us and new areas like this where there's going to be an up-and-coming industry.”