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.
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.
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.
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.
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida would like to announce the results of the 2016 election.
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is returning $3 million to its 916 member-owners through a patronage refund approved by its board of directors. The refund represents 20.86 percent of the interest customers paid on their loans last year.
A brief Annual Stockholder Business Meeting of Farm Credit of Northwest Florida will be held May 20, 2016 at the Marianna Administrative Office at 8 a.m. (CDST).
Handcrafted ice cream is on the menu at Southern Craft Creamery, a family-owned business in Marianna. The family also owns a dairy farm – Cindale Farms – which is where the milk used in the ice cream comes from.
Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance became one of the 100 visionaries of Farm Credit’s 100 Fresh Perspectives Program.
The Florida Senate and House of Representatives both recently adopted resolutions honoring Farm Credit on its 100th anniversary.