Awards & Recognition

Highlight Video of the 2016 Farm City Festival

For the third year, the Chamber of Commerce has coordinated a two-day festival to help Jackson County citizens celebrate national Farm-City Week.  The festival events included an awards breakfast, antique tractor drive down Highway 90, a lawn mower pull, an an antique tractor pull, with food and craft vendors, agricultural exhibits, and kids activities.

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2016 Jackson County Farm City Awards

For 43 years the Chamber of Commerce and the has hosted a celebration during Farm City Week to bring together town and rural business owners with farmers and ranchers.  The Farm City Breakfast was held on Friday, November 18th at Rivertown Community Church.  There were 14 farm families honored along with highlight presentations from the …

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2015 Farm City Festival Highlights

The Jackson County Farm City Festival was even bigger and better in it’s second year.  On Friday morning over 250 people gathered at Rivertown Community Church to recognize 11 farm families with 13 awards.  Following the breakfast, 23 antique tractors drove six miles from the Agriculture Center on Highway 90 to the Marianna Farmers Market, …

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2014 Farm City Festival Highlights

The Jackson County Farm City Celebration was bigger and better than ever this year.  On Friday morning over 300 people gathered at Rivertown Community Church to recognize 12 farm families.  Following the breakfast, 25 antique tractors drove six miles from the Agriculture Center on Highway 90 to the Marianna Farmers Market, and then made the …

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2014 Farm-City Festival November 21 & 22

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Farm Bureau, Jackson County Extension, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up to develop the first Jackson County Farm City Festival.  For the previous 40 years, Jackson County has celebrated Farm City Week with a banquet or a breakfast with the highlights being the annual …

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Conrads honored as Outstanding Farm Family

2013 Outstanding Farm Family – Bill & Donna Conrad The Conrads have a family tradition of farming that spans over 120 years in Jackson County, when the first descendants moved to the Bascom area.  Bill Conrad is a 4th generation, Jackson County farmer.  His German pioneer family, the Coonrods moved to the area in the …

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Pittman Honored as Cattleman of the Year

2013 Cattleman of the Year – Jeff Pittman Jeff Pittman operates J&G Farms headquartered in the Lovedale Community, but with leased land between the Chipola and the Apalachicola Rivers in Jackson and Calhoun Counties.  The Pittman’s diversified farming operation consists of about 7,500 acres of owned and leased farms utilized for cotton, peanut, corn, cattle, …

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Registers Honored as Conservationists of the Year

2013 Conservationists of the Year – Joey & Josie Register Joey and Josie Register have been farming as a team since 2007.  Currently the Registers farm 375 acres, with the help of their two sons ages 9 and 8.  The land is very important to them, so they have implemented a variety of conservation practices to:  …

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Simonson Honored as Tree Farmer of the Year

2013 Tree Farmer of the Year – Mike Simonson Mike Simonson was born and raised in Panama City and Lynn Haven, in Bay County.  He is a state certified building contractor and owner/operator of Simonson Construction.  Mike has been married to his wife Denise for 34 years, and they have two adult sons, Phillip and …

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Alford Honored as Peanut Farmer of the Year

2013 Peanut Farmer of the Year – Robert Alford Robert Alford is a 3rd generation farmer, who grew up farming peanuts near Two Egg.  As a young man, he decided to leave the farm life and get a “real job” in the oil fields in Louisiana.  It was there Robert met his wife, Carol. After …

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