West Florida REC Farm Manager, Greg Kimmons Awarded Santa Rosa County Friend of Agriculture Award

SRC recognized Greg Kimmons with the 2019 Friend of Agriculture Award during the 53rd Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour

Greg has worked for the WFREC for over thirty years.

After the announcement, WFREC Center Director Dr. Wes Wood stated: “We all know that Greg works tirelessly to ensure our research farm stays operational so that meaningful research results can be transmitted to our stakeholders. Greg is well-deserving of this award.”

Kimmons accepts Friend of Agriculture Award

Greg Kimmons

During the presentation, SRC Extension Agent John Atkins told a story about working with Greg gathering peanuts. They realized that a PhD Student had not collected a row for their research that would be damaged by taking machinery into the field.  Greg grabbed a pitchfork and hand turned the research peanuts so that the rest of the peanuts could still be collected without risking the research rows. 

Congratulations Greg, Thank you for all you do for the WFREC and for Santa Rosa County.