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PECAN GROWER PROFILE
" You can not cut corners
and you can still get your
butt kicked. Not doing things
properly the first time drives
me crazy. Self-inflicted
wounds are the worst. "
- Greg Leger
Now 92, Buddy keeps track of the
business but spends more time working
in his garden and at his lake home with
his wife Marjorie.
Greg's daughter Bailey works in
marketing with Jordan Carter, director
of sales and marketing, while son Cole
is in field operations working with Will
Hinson, vice president of operations.
In 2021, Carter became the first woman
elected National Watermelon Promotion
Board president. Carter and Hinson are
en route to company ownership. Bailey
and Cole joined the business after college
and started working at the bottom, like
their father, who grew up throwing
watermelons into semis for his father.
Greg says he learned a lot from his dad,
who taught him the value of hard work
and not skipping any steps.
" The harder you work, the luckier you
get, " Greg said. " He never really gave me
anything but opportunity. What I did
with that was up to me.
It's our generation now. "
Left: Planting pecan trees more resistant to scab helped cut Leger's spraying
bill in half. Right: Buddy Leger founded Leger & Son in 1965.
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March/April 2024

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March/April 2024

Editor's Letter
The blight phase of Botryosphaeria diseases in nut crops of California
Tree nut outlook for 2024
From the top
Water stress
Buzz pollination
Hazelnut crop concerns
Business
Almond Board of California
Ad Index
Events
March/April 2024 - 1
March/April 2024 - 2
March/April 2024 - 3
March/April 2024 - Editor's Letter
March/April 2024 - 5
March/April 2024 - The blight phase of Botryosphaeria diseases in nut crops of California
March/April 2024 - 7
March/April 2024 - 8
March/April 2024 - 9
March/April 2024 - Tree nut outlook for 2024
March/April 2024 - 11
March/April 2024 - 12
March/April 2024 - 13
March/April 2024 - From the top
March/April 2024 - 15
March/April 2024 - 16
March/April 2024 - 17
March/April 2024 - Water stress
March/April 2024 - 19
March/April 2024 - Buzz pollination
March/April 2024 - 21
March/April 2024 - Hazelnut crop concerns
March/April 2024 - 23
March/April 2024 - Business
March/April 2024 - 25
March/April 2024 - Almond Board of California
March/April 2024 - Events
March/April 2024 - 28
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