High on a Florida Hill: The Land of Milk & Honey

4/20/2017

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.

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Still Having Fun Farming After 43 Years

3/27/2017

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.

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Living Like He's Got Nothing-and Everything-to Lose

2/22/2017

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.

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The Seed Whisperer: Florida Man Makes Tiny Plants Big Business

12/6/2016

When you’ve got one million watermelon seeds that must be perfectly sprouted and ready for transplant at the start of the growing season, you want William Wendt to be the guy holding the watering can.

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Farm Credit Renews Its National Partnership With Farmer Veteran Coalition

12/5/2016

Farm Credit announced renewed support for farmer veterans across the country through sponsorship of the national Homegrown By Heroes initiative, led by the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC).

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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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