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Hoyle Pounds

Hoyle Pounds, farm implement pioneer, ushered in the age of mechanization on the Florida farm in the 1920’s by becoming the first person to put rubber tires on a tractor. Tweet

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Henry O. Partin

Henry Oscar Partin, Osceola County cattleman, introduced the Brahman breed to the state and was the founding father of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Tweet

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Thomas Lee

Thomas Gilbert Lee, revered Orlando dairyman, has worked diligently and unselfishly to enhance the overall quality of the state’s dairy industry. Tweet

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Nathan Mayo

Nathan Mayo, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture from November 1, 1923, to April 14, 1960, was responsible for much of the state’s growth from 1923 until his death in office. Mayo served Florida with great ability, efficiency and devotion. Tweet

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Egbert Reasoner

Egbert Norman Reasoner, world-famed horticulturist, brought more than a thousand varieties of plants, trees, shrubs, vines and citrus from around the world to this state and will long be remembered for his introduction of the pink grapefruit. Tweet

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Edwin Finlayson

Edwin Hall “Ed” Finlayson, Greenville farmer and county agent, discovered, named and introduced Pensacola Bahia grass that now covers over five million acres of southern pasture land. Tweet

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