Rolling Family honored as 2013 Farm Family of the Year

Farm Family of the Year 2013

The Rolling Family was named the 2013 Farm Family of the Year at this year’s Holmes County Farm-City Banquet held on Thursday at the Holmes County Agricultural Center.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 09:19 AM.

BONIFAY — Farmers and their family gathered together as the UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County hosted the 2013 Holmes County Farm-City Week Banquet on Thursday at the Holmes County Agricultural Center.

National Farm-City Week, held the third week of November, recognizes the hard work and contributions of farmers, ranchers, and producers to provide our communities with a safe, abundant, and affordable food supply.

Outstanding agricultural leaders in the community, including the Farm Family of the Year were recognized at the Banquet.

This year the Rolling Family was presented with Farm Family of the Year.

“Jeremy’s love for farming began when he was four years old riding in the cab of his grandfather’s tractor,” said Shep Eubanks, Holmes County IFAS Extension Director. “His grandfather farmed in the Noma community, located in Holmes County, and distilled in him a work ethic at a young age. Jeremy moved away from Holmes County and attended school at Laurel Hill where he took Ag and was active in the FFA.”

He said that Rolling then moved back to Holmes County after high school and met his wife Teresa and they then settled in the Prosperity Community and began a family.

“The Rolling started out truck farming and small plot farming and in 2008, Jeremy started row crop farming and has expanded to 400 acres in Holmes and Walton Counties,” said Eubanks. “Their operation includes peanuts, cotton, oats, watermelons, and hay. Jeremy’s wife, Teresa, assists in the operation by pulling peanut wagons and operating the module builder for cotton.”

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