Grady Dunn was a successful and progressive farmer in Geneva County from 1932 until his retirement in 1978. After retiring from production agriculture, he remained active in ag and civic causes in and around Geneva County.
His leadership in agriculture goes back to his earliest years in farming, serving from 1935-40 on the Geneva County ASCS, then AAA, Committee. In the 1940s and 1950s, he served as a director of the Alabama Farm Bureau. Mr. Dunn was instrumental in the development of the peanut industry in Alabama, serving several offices, including president of the Alabama, Georgia, Florida Peanut Growers Association in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1990, he received the Tri-State Peanut Growers Association’s Recognition Award.
Also active in civic organizations, Mr. Dunn was an incorporating member and first secretarytreasurer of the Covington Electric Cooperative. He served 16 years as district president of the Ozark Production Credit Association. Mr. Dunn received the Pioneer Award for outstanding service from the Covington Electric Cooperative.