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About Us

Learn more about Bag-a-nut and meet our team.

Our Story

 

In the fall of 1988, James Dudley, his son, and Silas went to visit relatives in Georgia for a weekend of deer hunting. When they arrived however, they ended up spending three days on their hands and knees, picking up pecans.

James came back to Jacksonville and said, “There has to be a better way!”. Mr. Dudley had been an inventor since the age of nine and had been in the plastics industry for thirty years. He immediately got to work and conceived and developed the original Bag-A-Nut Harvester.

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In the summer of 1989 the corporation, Bag-A-Nut, Inc., was formed and the first model of his harvesters debuted at farm shows across the Southern United States. His original harvester had a bag on the front to hold the collect nuts, hence the name Bag-A-Nut. The Bag-A-Nut was received with great enthusiasm and has since been sold all over the world to homeowners and farmers alike.

Mr. Dudley has since passed away, but his inventive spirit carries on with his grandsons, Caleb and Silas Dudley leading the company. Relying on customer feedback and our innovative team, we are excited to introduce our third generation model of the Bag-A-Nut harvesters! Spread the word and see for yourself how our small, family-owned business is changing the way you harvest your nuts.

The Bag-A-Nut Staff

caleb dudley

Caleb Dudley

CEO

silas dudley

Silas Dudley

President

brent frantz

Brent Frantz

General Manager

brian carnley

Brian Carnley

Warehouse Manager

doreen frantz

Doreen Frantz

Office Manager

lisa hendrickson

Lisa Hendrickson

Shop Foreman

sharon rutson

Sharon Rutson

Customer Service Expert

peggy davenport

Peggy Davenport

Assembly Expert

shama dudley

Shama Dudley

Marketing Manager

Austin Musser

SEO & Digital Marketing

Quinton Foster

Assembly Expert