Farm: Glory Produce Inc.
Location: Bell, Gilchrist County
Date of Origination: Early 1970’s
Commodities: Cucumbers, eggplant, squash and watermelons
Josh Moore and his family own and operate Glory Produce Inc. in Bell, Florida. The farm was started by Mr. Moore’s grandfather in the early 1970’s. They proudly produce cucumbers, eggplant, squash and watermelons.
Mr. Moore has been implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the farm since 2010. BMPs are a set of guidelines that advise producers on how to manage the water, nutrient, and pesticides they are using to reduce agriculture’s impact on the state’s natural resources. Glory Produce Inc. uses a nutrient and irrigation management program to protect water quality and minimize the loss of nutrients to the environment. Drip zone irrigation is used beneath the plastic to accurately apply water at the root zone and simplify the fertigation and chemigation process for the crops. Mr. Moore also uses an Integrated Pest Management system throughout the farm to reduce farm expenses, conserve energy and protect the environment.
Mr. Moore is actively involved in his local community. He works with the local 4-H club, is a member of the Florida Farm Bureau, the National Rifleman Association and he and his family are active in their local church.
When asked why he is a farmer who CARES, Moore responded, “for future generations.”