Florida Ag Hall of Fame Honors 4 in 2012

The hall recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s agriculture industry.

Inductees are:

  • Laurence P. Cutts of Chipley, a third-generation beekeeper;
  • Robert Fuchs of Homestead, a premier orchid grower in South Florida;
  • Gerald Mixon of Winter Haven, a blueberry grower who helped transform the state’s blueberry sales;
  • Sidney L. Sumner of Bartow, who has worked with cattle producers to adopt new technologies to improve Florida’s beef production.

The inductees will be honored at the 34th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet Feb. 14, during the Florida State Fair in Tampa.

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