ROME, GA -- A leading Georgia soybean farmer has made a name for himself growing and selling paulownia internationally.

According to the Rome News-Tribune, Jack Dickey, owner of Dickey Seed Co.,  Dickey has worked to develop markets for the lightweight, yet strong paulownia tree.. He produced his first paulownia-based plywood in July 2000 and shipped the first order of American-grown paulownia log timber to Japan in 2007.

Dickey has also capitalized on the wood's use in producing OSB and sees a future for it to make pellets as a source of biomass energy.

Read the Rome News-Tribune's article.

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