Lenny Wells is a professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia’s campus in Tifton, Georgia, where he conducts research on pecan production and helps pecan farmers with their problems. In addition, he grows pecans on his family’s farm and writes when he can. Lenny is the author of a book on the history of the pecan, entitled Pecan: America’s Native Nut Tree. His essays have appeared in the Bitter Southerner and Zocalo Public Square. You can find more of his work at his website.