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 Jackson County Agricultural Innovator is Herman Laramore, of Bar L Ranch. Laramore was nominated by Doug Mayo, Rob Trawick, and Josh Thompson, all Jackson County Agriculture Agents. Read Herman Laramore’s story below. There are links at the end of the article for the other Ag Innovators that have been highlighted to this point, and more still to be featured in Panhandle Ag e-News in the coming weeks.
Agricultural Innovators highlighted in past weeks: