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E.T. York

Dr. E.T. York, Jr., is best known as the founder of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  He brought the semiautonomous College of Agriculture, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, and Florida Experiment Station under unified leadership to strengthen their missions of teaching, extension and agricultural research.  He founded the DARE (Developing Agricultural Resources Effectively) conferences […]

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Carl Rose

Carl G. Rose was born on a farm in Indiana and moved to Florida in 1916 to supervise construction of the first asphalt road in Florida. Standard road materials appeared not to work well with asphalt paving and Rose began experimenting with limestone, found in abundance in north-central Florida. He realized the limestone-based soil would […]

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Raymond Oglesby

Raymond P. Oglesby, president of Oglesby Plant Laboratories, has contributed extensively to Florida’s agriculture in the area of tissue culture. He developed a disease-free banana plant now used extensively in Jamaica. He later used the expertise gained in working with bananas to apply tissue culture to avocadoes, pineapples, plantains and to foliage plants. A virus-free […]

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Robert Harms

Dr. Robert Henry Harms served on the faculty of the Poultry Science Department at the University of Florida for many years. He resigned as chairman of the department in 1986 to devote full time to research.  Harms was one of the first poultry nutrition researchers to recognize that feeding poultry in hot climates required a […]

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