MARIANNA, Fla-Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the return of $3 million to its 981 member-owners.
The three Florida Farm Credit associations’ Board of Directors recently declared $17.8 million in patronage dividends to qualified borrowers of the agricultural lending cooperatives throughout the state.
Three days a week, from April to October, an airy green space, high on a hill above a small town is transformed into the land of milk and honey. Tables adorned with brightly colored cloths overflow with baskets of locally grown fresh figs, just-picked greens and ripe fruit; sharing space with homemade jams and breads, blooming plants, and, of course, local honey.
He was the star quarterback who married the head cheerleader-a cattleman's son torn between following his football dream and taking over the farm.
It's been 62 years since Mike Thompson's granddad, J.R., and great uncle, Bruce, talked the bank into loaning them enough to buy 1000+ acres and start a registered Angus operation.