Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19

11/15/2016

Farm City Week is celebrated all across America the week before Thanksgiving. In Jackson County, the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen's Association, UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up once again to host the Farm City Festival November 18-19 in Marianna.

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida offering six scholarships to area high school seniors

11/15/2016

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is providing scholarship opportunities to college-bound high school seniors for a second year. The agricultural lender will award six $1,500 AgVocator Scholarships for seniors within its chartered territory, which includes 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle.

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Second Career Takes Root Growing Florida Wholesale Tree Business

11/3/2016

If you're wondering who to thank for the lush stands of Jacaranda, Sweet Gum, Bald Cypress and other native Southern tree varieties that grace the landscapes in Florida's Panhandle all the way up to Birmingham, Alabama, you might start with Glen Strange.

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It's True...Your Farm Is Full Of Tax Savings Opportunities

10/27/2016

The fall harvest will be over soon and the end of 2016 is just around the corner, so it’s a good time to start getting your tax papers in order and to exercise any final tax-saving strategies.

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Farm Credit Associations in Florida Declare $15.5 Million Cash Patronage Distribution for 2016

10/8/2016

The three Florida Farm Credit associations' Board of Directors recently declared $15.5 million in patronage dividends to qualified borrowers of the agricultural lending cooperatives throughout the state. This announcement comes as the associations celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Farm Credit system.

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Wewahitchka Elementary students have ag adventure

10/6/2016

What do you know about Florida agriculture? If you’re not sure, just ask the 74 fifth-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary School. On Sept. 19 they participated in an annual field trip, 4-H Ag Adventures Day, at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.

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Farm Credit Recognizes Outstanding 4-H Youth

9/14/2016

Farm Credit today recognized 4-H youth from seven different states for outstanding achievement and initiative to significantly improve and enhance their local communities. The winners of the Grow Community Change Challenge were announced during the National 4-H Council's Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) in June and July and their work is now being shared nationally.

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All in the Family

9/12/2016

Raising corn, peanuts, soybeans and children keeps Stephen and Tracie Fulford plenty busy. With a thousand acres to plant, tend and harvest, and three sons and a daughter to nurture, teach, and enjoy, there is never a dull moment on their family farm in Monticello, Fla.

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Out of the Forest & into the Milk Barn - The Story of a Successful Ag Career Transition

8/3/2016

There are so many positive reasons to support agriculture in our country and so many great stories to share. Farm Credit encourages farm and ranch families to become “AgVocators” by finding ways to spread the word, get involved, and help keep agriculture going strong. In this article, Farm Credit proudly spotlights award-winning AgVocator, Douglas Walker.

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida awards six scholarships to students in rural communities

7/26/2016

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida honored six high-achieving high school seniors this spring by awarding each student a $1,500 AgVocator scholarship. The recognized students are pursuing careers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry or a similar field and have proven their dedication to building stronger rural communities within Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s chartered territory.

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