John Buckner Boy, Sr., served 41 years with U.S. Sugar, the largest cane milling operation in North America, 17 of those years as president. He expanded the corporation’s interests into cattle, vegetables, citrus and sod and pioneered many innovations in equipment and methods in the sugar cane industry. Under his leadership, U.S. Sugar donated land for parks, youth centers, libraries, civic centers and other community facilities. He encouraged employees to become equally involved in community affairs. Both as a corporation executive and an individual, he has always had great interest in sponsoring scholarships and youth activities.
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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 from 1980 through 2017 were 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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- Don Bennink September 20, 2018
- Richard Gaskalla September 20, 2018
- Sam Killebrew, Sr. September 20, 2018
- Michael J. Stuart September 20, 2018
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