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Florida Industries

Dr. Alvin C. Warnick

Today’s Animal Science Department of the University of Florida traces its modern origin to the early 1950’s when Dr. Alvin C. Warnick was amongst newly hired faculty that provided leadership to the cattle industry of Florida. Dr. Warnick joined the Animal Sciences Department at a time when the cattle industry of Florida was emerging from […]

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Pat Wilson

As President of Latt Maxcy Corporation for over 36 years and owner of Crooked Lake Ranch, Pat Wilson was a well-know cattle rancher and citrus grower who gave his leadership, dedication and support to benefit Florida agriculture. Mr. Wilson donated numerous hours to the promotion and betterment of the beef industry and served on many […]

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Robert Blake Whisenant

Blake Whisenant’s primary goal in agriculture is always to be a good steward of the land. Whether mentoring students, working with university research/extension or sharing knowledge to foster a better understanding of agriculture, Mr. Whisenant spreads the message of protecting our valuable soil and water resources. Many consider Mr. Whisenant a pioneer. He began using […]

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Edward, Ferdinand S. and Joseph Duda

Edward, Ferdinand and Joseph Duda, together and individually, represent significant contributions to both state and national agriculture. All three men are members of the Duda family’s third generation and have represented their family’s collective ownership in the agriculture and real estate business known as A. Duda & Sons, Inc. by serving as President, CEO and […]

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Scottie Butler

As general counsel for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Scottie Butler spent more than 40 years advocating for Florida agriculture.  Working on a broad range of legal issues, everything from private property rights to trade to the environment, he always maintained the highest standards of professionalism and ethics and never lost sight of his purpose: […]

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Bruce Christmas

As an agent with the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Dr. Bruce Christmas was known for his research in poultry science as well as his work as an educator.  Christmas spent the bulk of his career as director of the University of Florida’s Poultry Evaluation Center in Chipley, conducting field trials and keeping local […]

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Elver “Doc” Hodges

Dr. Elver Hodges is known for his pioneering research in the area of cattle forage.  During his 39 years as an agronomist at the University of Florida’s Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, he helped develop new and improved forage plants for South Florida’s cattle industry. Hodges was born in 1912 on a […]

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Dallas Townsend

For 39 years Dallas Townsend worked as an agent with the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.  He spent his long career making sure that Southwest Florida farmers and ranchers reaped the benefits of the latest agricultural research. Townsend was born in Fort Myers in 1939.  He studied agriculture at the University of Florida, earning […]

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