Latimer H. Turner played an important role in shaping the Florida cattle industry. As president of the Sarasota Livestock Association in the late 1950s, Turner worked with state and federal officials to devise strategies and raise funds to eliminate the screwworm, which plagued Florida cattle. He founded and twice served as president of the Florida Agricultural Tax Council, which helped draft the Greenbelt Law and lobbied for its passage and preservation. As chairman of the tax committee of the National Cattlemen’s Association, Turner was instrumental in getting the inheritance tax law changed so that productive farms and ranches would not have to be sold to pay estate taxes following the owner’s death. Turner was a member of the board of directors of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association for 28 years and served as the organization’s 16th president. He was recognized by Progressive Farmer magazine as “Man of the Year In Service to Florida Agriculture” in 1972.
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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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- Commissioner Putnam Announces 2018 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees October 23, 2017
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