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Jacob Gilmore Elected to Board of Directors


Mr. Gilmore was born in Pensacola, FL and has lived in the Molino, FL area in Escambia County his entire life. Mr. Gilmore graduated from J.M. Tate High School and attended Pensacola Junior College. He is the Vice President of Finance and Purchasing for Gilmore Services.

Mr. Gilmore is a part owner-operator of Gizmo Angus Farm, a 100-cow/calf herd of registered Angus cattle kept on 450 acres of pasture land. The cattle operation sells approximately 25 bulls to commercial cattlemen annually in addition to selling replacement heifers. In 2021, the cattle operation expanded to include selling freezer beef.

Mr. Gilmore previously served on the state leadership board of the Escambia and Santa Rosa County Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. Additionally, he currently serves on the Escambia County 4-H Foundation Board and is a member of Escambia County Farm Bureau.

We congratulate the winning candidates and thank the customer-owners for participating in the election process. The full Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Board of Directors is comprised of 11 directors which include 9 member-owners and 2 appointed directors who bring additional expertise to the Board. In addition to those recently elected, the Board includes: Chairperson, Cindy Eade, Vice-Chairman, D. Mark Fletcher, Board Members, R. Douglas Walker, Richard Terry, Ernest C. Fulford, David Yoder, Michael W. Thompson, James R. Dean, Glen Strange and Damon Boutwell.

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is a part of the nationwide Farm Credit system and provides financing for agriculture, timber operations and businesses related to farming. Additionally, Farm Credit specializes in lending for rural land and homes, whether for purchases, refinances improvements or construction. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida serves all 18 counties in the Florida panhandle. For more information about the types of financing available or how Farm Credit shares its profits with customers,visit

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