J.R. “Jack” Spratt was a native of North Carolina whose accomplishments spanned all aspects of Florida agriculture, from citrus groves to cattle ranches, forestry projects, mining operations and vegetable production. Spratt graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in forestry and he became assistant state forester after serving in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Hendry County School Board and the South Florida Water Management District governing board and received the Florida Forestry Association’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Forestry and the Florida Wildlife Federation’s Outstanding Work in Wildlife Management and Conservation award.
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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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- Eugene Badger December 7, 2016
- William Cook December 7, 2016
- Joe Marlin Hilliard December 7, 2016
- Dr. W. Bernard Lester December 7, 2016
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