Florida Industries

Thomas H. Braddock

Thomas H. Braddock was born in Duval County, Florida. He currently manages his cattle and timber operation will remaining active in the Florida agricultural community. Braddock attended the University of Florida where he earned a B.A. and M.S. in Agriculture. While in the graduate program, Braddock began to study methods to reduce winter maintenance costs […]

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Dr. Joseph C. Joyce

Dr. Joseph C. Joyce was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Alabama, and later obtained his Ph.D from the University of Florida in Forest Resources and Conservation. His first professional experience began in 1972 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The highlight of his career with […]

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Billy Kempfer

Billy Kempfer was born in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Polk State College with an A.S. in Animal Science. He is partner with his brother and family on Deer Park Ranch-Kempfer Cattle Company located in Brevard and Osceola Counties. The ranch is a diversified operation with commercial beef cattle along with Purebred Brahman and Angus […]

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Dr. Charles F. “Chip” Hinton

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Dr. Charles F. “Chip” Hinton grew up in Pensacola. He attended the University of Florida, obtaining a B.S. and M.S. in Agriculture and a Ph.D. in Poultry Products. Later, while on sabbatical at NCSU, he completed an ABD (all but dissertation) for an Ed.D in Education Administration. Through his strong leadership […]

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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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