Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Offering $9,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors

11/21/2017

Marianna-Fla.—Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is providing scholarship opportunities to six High School seniors within its chartered territory including 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle totaling $9,000. The AgVocator Scholarship is given to encourage young AgVocators to use their talents to create stronger communities in the rural areas where they live. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture or Veterinary Medicine. In addition to area of study, consideration will be given to each applicant’s academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes, and leadership qualities.

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From Utility Manager to Farm Hand: Damon Boutwell Does It All

11/9/2017

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. 

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Farm City awards presented

11/3/2017

Read about the local farmers in Jackson County who were honored at the 2017 Jackson County Farm City Breakfast.

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Cindale Farms brings home state award for environmental leadership

11/2/2017

During Florida Farm Bureau’s annual meeting, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, left, presents the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award to the proprietors of Cindale Farms Farms in Jackson County, Wednesday, Nov.1, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach. The award recognizes agricultural producers for outstanding success at conserving and managing natural resources.

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2017 Election Results for Farm Credit of Northwest Florida

9/29/2017

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida would like to announce the results of the 2017 election.

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We All Scream for Ice Cream

8/30/2017

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 Southern Craft Creamery of Marianna, Florida, winners of the 2013 Made in the South award, the 2014 Jackson County Ag Innovator Award, and the 2015 Southern Living Foods award.

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Sponsors Season Two of LandLeader TV

6/30/2017

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is excited to be a sponsor for season two of LandLeader® Television, exclusively airing on RFD-TV. 

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How A Principal Became An A+ Farmer

6/22/2017

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.

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Helps Local Rural Areas Grow with Cash Dividend Checks

4/27/2017

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the return of $3 million to its 981 member-owners.

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Farm Credit Associations in Florida Declare $17.8 Million Cash Patronage Distribution for 2017

4/21/2017

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.

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