A century ago, most Panhandle residents made a living farming.
A century later, it's still a way of life for one Jackson County family. David Kent's ancestors lived on the same land near Fountain that his family lives on today.
"My plan is to die right here on this farm and be buried here. I'll watch my children grow and my grandchildren grow" said
Buckhorn Family Farm Owner, David Kent.
The first Kent moved to the area in the early 1900's. Members of the family have lived on the land ever since. That's why the Florida Department of Agriculture awarded the clan with the Century Pioneer Family Farm Award.
Today, most family operated farms have changed hands at some point or been sold to commercial farms for expansion. Kent told us, keeping a farm in the family was hard work. But, hanging on to the heritage was a family value that had been passed down with the land.
Of the 200 families recognized on the list, 14 were from Jackson County.
"Jackson County will always have a real strong background in agriculture" Kent said, "There's a lot of good families here and that's their main source of income. That's all they are interested in doing."
And Kent made it clear he fully intended to be one of those families. "Hopefully in 200 years [the farm] will still be in the same spot and in the same family.
We asked his eight year daughter, Harmony, what she wanted to do when she grew up. Her answer came as no surprise. "Just keep this farm going for generation after generation" she said.