Tom Adams

Tom B. Adams, 2000 Inductee

Tom B. Adams, 2000 Inductee

Tom B. Adams is a Florida farmer who also served as Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor. He is the owner of Magnolia Farms in Fellsmere and serves as vice chairman and president of FARM (Florida Agriculture Resources Mobilization) Foundation, Inc. His career in agriculture began in dairy and farm management and branched into government in 1956. As a state senator, Adams introduced and spearheaded the passage of the Agricultural Re-Organization Act, which overhauled the Florida Department of Agriculture, eliminating duplication and overlapping of agricultural services. While serving as lieutenant governor, Adams was vice chairman of the Florida Cabinet Budget Commission and played a vital part in helping to provide early funding of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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