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.

Rachel McClure and Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director.

Rachel McClure and Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director.

The 2013 Wakulla County Innovator is Rachel McClure of Wakulla Berries. Rachel was nominated by Les Harrison, County Extension Director of Wakulla County.  Read more about Rachel and Wakulla Berries below.  The other Ag Innovators nominated this year will be featured on the Panhandle Ag e-News in the coming weeks.

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Agricultural Innovators highlighted in past weeks:

Stephen and Tracie Fulford, Jefferson County


Blake Thaxton