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Hugh Fred Dietrich III

Hugh Fred Dietrich III has been actively engaged in Florida’s agricultural industry in a variety of capacities throughout his life: a lifelong cattle rancher, an agricultural educator and an auctioneer. The family-owned Flying D Ranch is known for its champion cattle, herd management and land stewardship. Dietrich showed Registered Polled Santa Gertrudis cattle for the first […]

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John L. Jackson

John L. Jackson’s professional career spanned more than five decades serving Florida’s agricultural industry, including 38 years as a county extension agent for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Central Florida. Jackson founded two weather alert systems to inform producers of the latest forecasts and assist them with protection efforts […]

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Robert Roberson

Robert “Robbie” Roberson has owned and managed successful nursery operations for the ornamental plant industry for more than 40 years. His contributions to the agricultural industry go far beyond his own enterprises, however. Roberson was a founding member of the Florida Foliage Association, serving as its Foundation’s president for three years. When the organization assimilated […]

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