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Daniel Botts

During his nearly 30 years with the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Dan Botts has been a tireless advocate for Florida agriculture. He is an expert on pesticide use and regulation and lobbies on behalf of growers for reasonable pesticide rules that balance environmental concerns with the needs of production. Thanks to his efforts, Florida […]

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Charles Bronson

Charles H. Bronson is a fifth-generation Florida cattle rancher and was Florida’s 10th Agriculture Commissioner, serving from 2001 to 2010. As Commissioner, Bronson left a proud legacy. Under his leadership the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services implemented innovative programs to promote Florida agricultural products, protect the state’s natural resources, and safeguard Florida agriculture […]

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Dr. Paul Nicoletti

Dr. Paul Nicoletti is a veterinarian and epidemiologist who spent the bulk of his career with the USDA and the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Nicoletti made a lasting contribution to Florida agriculture by improving the procedures used to control bovine brucellosis, or Bang’s disease. He is an internationally recognized authority on bovine […]

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Dr. Eugene E. Trotter

Dr. Eugene Trotter was a professor and the founder of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida. He served as director of the institute for 12 years, from 1992 to 2004, helping to train scores of young leaders. Graduates of the institute include a state senator, a deputy […]

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