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.

Nixon 13 Okaloosa Ag InnovThe 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.

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Agricultural Innovators highlighted in past weeks:

JMAK Farms (Gerald Hubbell), Gadsden County

Stephen and Tracie Fulford, Jefferson County

Wakulla Berries (Rachel McClure), Wakulla County

Miller Family Aquaponics, Escambia County

Turkey Hill Farm  (Herman Holley & Louise Divine), Leon County

Killam Farm, Inc. (Lucas Killam), Santa Rosa County

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