ABOUT JEFF & GINGER PITTMAN FARM
Jeff & Ginger Pittman Farm is a 4th generation family farm that grows peanuts and cotton and raises beef cattle on family property that was originally purchased in the early 1900s. Since 1997, Jeff and Ginger Pittman have worked to continue their family’s legacy of farming here in Jackson County and now their children will make the 5th generation of family farmers.
The Pittman family believes it is their purpose to farm in a sustainable manner in order for future generations to be successful on the farm. More than 10 years ago, Pittman enrolled the farm in BMPs in order to protect and preserve natural resources.
Some of the most successful BMPs implemented have been using the Mobile Irrigation Lab service to install efficiency upgrades on center pivot irrigation systems and maximize overall water use. By using cover crops and a sod- based rotation program, Pittman is able to not only increase yields on peanut and cotton crops but is also able to improve soil health and reduce pest risk. In order to protect local wildlife habitats, field borders are planted with sunflowers and varieties suitable for wildlife.
The Pittman family is actively involved in Lovedale Baptist Church, Baseball Booster’s as well as the Florida Peanut Producers Association and Florida Cattleman’s Association. Pittman is extensively involved in Florida Farm Bureau serving as the Chair of the Peanut and Cotton Advisory Committee and the District 2 State Board of Director.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation is proud to award a 2018 CARES designation and sign to Jeff & Ginger Pittman for their dedication in being outstanding environmental stewards.