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.
The 2013 Okaloosa County Agricultural Innovator is Shannon Nixon, of Nixon Farms. Nixon Farms was nominated by Jennifer Bearden, Okaloosa County Agriculture Agent. Read more about Nixon Farms below. The other Ag Innovators nominated this year will be featured in Panhandle Ag e-News in the coming weeks.
Printer friendly PDF version: Nixon Farms (Shannon Nixon), Okaloosa County
Agricultural Innovators highlighted in past weeks: