James S. Wershow was a professor of law and agricultural law at the University of Florida and provided numerous state government agencies with counsel on agricultural law. He owned and managed a successful beef breeding farm. Wershow was a principal author of the Florida “Greenbelt Law” which provides for agricultural use assessment of Florida farmland for tax purposes, rather than assessment based on development or speculative values. He also served as an advisor to the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and served as counsel to the Florida Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Finance and Taxation, taught at the University of Florida from 1970 to 1985.
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The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made lasting contributions to agriculture in this state and to mentoring of our youth, who represent the future of agriculture in Florida.
The video profiles of the inductees on this website have been been produced by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. More information is available at: http://www.ifas.ufl.edu/
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- Alfonso Fanjul and J. Pepe Fanjul October 23, 2017
- Joseph Lowell Loadholtz October 23, 2017
- Harold Mikell October 23, 2017
- Commissioner Putnam Announces 2018 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees October 23, 2017
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