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The Seed Whisperer: Florida Man Makes Tiny Plants Big Business


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


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


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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Second Career Takes Root Growing Florida Wholesale Tree Business


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


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


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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Wewahitchka Elementary students have ag adventure


What do you know about Florida agriculture? If you’re not sure, just ask the 74 fifth-graders at Wewahitchka Elementary School. On Sept. 19 they participated in an annual field trip, 4-H Ag Adventures Day, at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.

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Farm Credit Recognizes Outstanding 4-H Youth


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.

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All in the Family


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.

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Out of the Forest & into the Milk Barn - The Story of a Successful Ag Career Transition


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.

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