KNOW AN AG INDUSTRY GIANT?
MAKE A NOMINATION TO THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME
MAITLAND, Fla. (May 16, 2012) -– Florida agriculture is filled with industry giants who have left a rich legacy of achievement, innovation and progress. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, which honors those who have made significant contributions, is accepting nominations for 2013 inductees.
Nomination forms with detailed instructions may be downloaded and printed from the Florida Ag Hall of Fame website. Visit floridaaghalloffame.org and click on the “Nominate” tab. Nominations and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than Sept. 1.
“There’s no way to quantify the tremendous contributions that the Hall of Fame inductees have made to Florida farming. They have shaped our industry,” said Reggie Brown, president of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation. “We invite the agriculture community to nominate those who have demonstrated selfless dedication to advocacy and advances in agricultural production.” The Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame has inducted 140 honorees since 1980.
Inductees are selected each year from among nominations made by the agricultural community. Those inductees are honored at a banquet during the Florida State Fair in Tampa. This year, more than 700 people attended the dinner and ceremony on Feb. 14.
The 2012 inductees are Laurence Paul Cutts, a second-generation beekeeper; renowned orchid grower Bob Fuchs; Gerald Mixon, founder of SunnyRidge Farm Inc.; and Sid Sumner, a veteran of Florida’s beef cattle and agriculture industry.
Nominations should be mailed to AHOF Nominations, 100 S. Mulrennan Road, Valrico, FL 33594. For more information, call 813-230-1918.
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.