For 34 years, Radford Locklin divided his life into semesters and set his watch by the school bell. In 2004, about the time he was considering retirement from teaching social studies to hundreds of teenagers and serving as the principal of Santa Rosa High School, Locklin’s father passed away. And with that, the longtime educator returned to his roots and took on the role of farm owner.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.