Edward J. Campbell devoted much of his work toward the humanitarian side of the industry. He spearheaded many land preservation projects and initiated a major quality study for South Dade County that involved six agencies. Through his efforts, dumpsites were cleared where two natural ponds had existed and a sludge recycling program was developed for Dade County. He founded the Redlands Citizen Association in 1964 to protect agricultural lands from urban sprawl and later founded the Soil and Water Conservation District. His lifelong commitment to environmental issues led to his appointment as vice-chairman of the governor’s Everglades Resource and Management Advisory Board, which develops policies for the “Save the Everglades” project. He was the first farmer to be honored by the Coalition of Farm Worker Organizations and has received numerous community service awards.
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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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- Michael J. Stuart September 20, 2018
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