Farm Credit of Northwest Florida recently distributed over $1.8 million for the revolvement of prior years’ Allocated Surplus through interest rebates to over 1,200 rural property, farm and forestry business owners and operators across Northwest Florida. As a cooperative, when Farm Credit returns a portion of our profits to our customers, they are able to share in the success of the Association through patronage dividends.
Ten years ago, most people in Santa Rosa County, Florida had never heard the term agritainment, but thanks to Trent Mathews, today they know all about it.
Whether you're a new landowner buying your first 40 acres or a 3rd generation owner looking to expand what your grandparents started, seeking a rural land loan can be downright confusing.
Finding out interest rates and terms for rural land loans are different from home loans often surprises buyers, but the reason is pretty simple: it comes down to risk.
Marianna-Fla.—Farm Credit of Northwest Florida provided scholarship awards, totaling $9,000, to six high achieving high school seniors within its chartered territory including 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle.
Marianna, FL-Farm Credit of Northwest Florida customers recently received a pleasant surprise in the mail. They received a check for the revolvement of prior years’ Allocated Surplus. As a rural lending cooperative, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida shares their profits with customers.
Marianna, FL- Imagine instead of finding only bills in your mailbox, discovering a check from your lender. That is exactly what Farm Credit of Northwest Florida customers recently experienced when their interest rebate checks totaling $4 million were received in April.
For over 50 years, Richard Terry has worked the same land as his father did before him and not once, not ever, has he considered doing anything else with his life. Along with farming, Terry has been active on several ag-related boards, including his current stint as chairman of the board with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida.
Farm kids don’t often hear the familiar phrase that city kids grow up with: “You’re too young to do it.” As soon as they can walk, they’re feeding the bucket calves; at five, they’re handling sharp tools; at nine or ten, they’re driving the tractor.That’s how Desmond Dodd grew up. Everybody in his family pitched in because that’s what farm families do, and, even today, “can’t” isn’t part of his lexicon. “A farm kid doesn’t know that he’s not supposed to be able to do stuff. You just do it because, well…who else would?” Dodd says.
If ever there was a man who represents all the things appreciated and respected about ag people, it’s Damon Boutwell. This is a guy who’s managed to find that perfect (and often elusive) balance in life. He works at what he’s good at so he can have the means to do what he loves.
The Jay, Florida native grew up on the family farm, caring for cattle and helping with planting and harvesting from a young age. When it came time to go off to college, Boutwell’s love of ag and a gift for math and science led him to major in Agricultural Engineering at Auburn University and ultimately, earn a Master’s in Environmental Engineering.
Read about the local farmers in Jackson County who were honored at the 2017
Jackson County Farm City Breakfast.