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Dr. Kenneth Tefertiller

Dr. Kenneth Ray Tefertiller is an agricultural economist, teacher, university administrator and international consultant who has worked during the past three decades to strengthen Florida’s dynamic and diverse agricultural and natural resource industries. As vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources and chief executive officer of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural […]

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Dr. Martha Rhodes Roberts

During her 34-year career with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dr. Martha Rhodes Roberts has contributed to Florida’s agriculture industry as a scientific authority, industry counselor, strategist, and partner in the endeavors of Florida producers. In her current capacity as deputy commissioner, Dr. Roberts’ responsibilities include food safety, pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, agricultural […]

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Arlen Jumper

One of Arlen Jumper’s football coaches at the University of Florida once said that Jumper played above his physical abilities in order to excel. That same dedication to excellence has defined his career in Florida agriculture for more than 40 years. Arlen Neil “Ole Jump” Jumper was born in Waco, Texas, on October 16, 1931. […]

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Richard Minton

Oma Richard “Dick” Minton Sr. was born July 20, 1925, in Hastings, to a pioneering agricultural family that had farmed potatoes in that area for three generations. The family moved to Vero Beach in 1933 and later to Fort Pierce. Minton bought his first citrus grove at the age of 17 when the Indian River […]

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