It is in our blood, and the passion for agriculture continues to be passed down generation after generation. The farming tradition began with John Walker Pittman who was a sharecropper and helped Moses Coleman plant the very first Vidalia Onions in the early 1930s. John Walker’s fourth born child was John Clyde Pittman, better known as Clyde. Clyde was in the army and served during World War II and the Korean War.
After the army, Clyde purchased the family’s first piece of farm land in 1955. Later that same year, he married Ruby Nan Jewell and purchased the family homestead. Clyde started off growing tobacco and raising hogs. . .