Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Gulf States Regional Office
Topic Areas: Business Planning, Marketing, Local Foods
Specific Areas of Expertise: Agribusiness planning, precision agriculture
Hakeem Holmes is a second-generation farmer from Marianna, Florida. His family has been pivotal in the Farm to School
movement from 1996 until present day. He graduated from Florida A&M University, earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Agribusiness. He brings to NCAT experience in farm business operations and planning, as well as utilizing drone technology to improve farm efficiency.
Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness with a minor in Economics, Florida A&M University
Master of Science in Agriculture Science, Florida A&M University
Economist and Government Operations Consultant, September 2017-May 2023
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL
Responsible for the study and analysis of the movement of food in the division’s nutrition programs and Serves as the coordinator for all strategic initiatives and conducts regular assessments to ensure best practices are being maintained.
Program Manger and Precision Agriculture Instructor, November 2022 – November 2023
Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL
Managed the grant staff and grant deliverables associated with the Rebuild Florida grant. Assisted in the development of a nationally recognized program through the development and use of precision agriculture technologies for crop management.