FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

FloridAgriculture  e-News
January 2019

Lance Jackson

Lance Jackson, District 1

Lance Jackson is one of the newest members of the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group. The Holmes County native grew up in Graceville on a small family-owned farm.

“We had cows and an assortment of other crops,” he said. “Growing up around the farm caught my interest in agriculture.”

At just fifteen years old, Jackson grew his first crop of peanuts. Today, he actively farms peanuts and cotton in the Florida Panhandle.

Jackson is appreciative of his roots and honors farming traditions just like generations of his family has before him. “I am proud being a part of the cornerstone of our country,” he said.

As an advocate for agriculture, Jackson enjoys being involved in his local Holmes County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. This gives him the opportunity to communicate with other FFB members and talk one-on-one with them about their needs and concerns.

“My favorite thing about Farm Bureau is being able to help keep the voice of agriculture heard,” he said.