John Atkins

This is not your grandfather’s farm

This is not your grandfather’s farm

While farming is one of the world’s oldest professions, much has changed since the days of mules and horses pulling iron plows through the soil. Local farmers have embraced cutting-edge technology with the goal of increasing their efficiency in planting, tending, and harvesting their crops. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of […]

Proposed small pig ordinance attempts to draw the line

Proposed small pig ordinance attempts to draw the line

Santa Rosa County is considering allowing some types of pigs, referred to as miniature or mini pigs, to live in residential neighborhoods, but defining what constitutes a mini pig is a bit difficult. While there is no clear definition, the county will consider an ordinance next month that will at least create a set of […]

Wildlife in Your Landscape

Experts from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Santa Rosa County Extension Office will offer a free class on wildlife in your landscape Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Agriculture Agent John Atkins […]

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

The 26th annual Santa Rosa County Fair is in full swing. The fair gates opened up Friday, and people and farm animals alike have been crowding in for the fun. Santa Rosa Fair Foundation’s Kyle Holley said this year’s turnout is expected to be bigger than last year. Read the full article in the April […]