On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna. This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida Panhandle.
The purpose of the Agriculture Innovator Recognition Program is to annually recognize innovative farmers and ranchers from 16 Florida Panhandle counties, from Jefferson west to Escambia County. In 2013, County Agriculture Extension Agents from 13 counties selected an Agricultural Innovator to recognize from each of the counties where they serve.
All of the county honorees have distinguished themselves as creative thinkers and leaders in the agricultural community. From this group of elite farmers honored by their home county, one is selected annually to represent Northwest Florida. This year Stephen and Tracie Fulford of Jefferson County, were selected as the Northwest Florida Agriculture Innovators of the Year. The Fulfords were nominated by Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension Agent. Read more about Stephen and Tracie and their farm below. The other 12 Ag Innovators nominated this year will be featured on the Panhandle Ag e-News over the next 12 weeks.
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