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Dr. Charles F. “Chip” Hinton

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Dr. Charles F. “Chip” Hinton grew up in Pensacola. He attended the University of Florida, obtaining a B.S. and M.S. in Agriculture and a Ph.D. in Poultry Products. Later, while on sabbatical at NCSU, he completed an ABD (all but dissertation) for an Ed.D in Education Administration. Through his strong leadership […]

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Elver “Doc” Hodges

Dr. Elver Hodges is known for his pioneering research in the area of cattle forage.  During his 39 years as an agronomist at the University of Florida’s Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, he helped develop new and improved forage plants for South Florida’s cattle industry. Hodges was born in 1912 on a […]

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Dallas Townsend

For 39 years Dallas Townsend worked as an agent with the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.  He spent his long career making sure that Southwest Florida farmers and ranchers reaped the benefits of the latest agricultural research. Townsend was born in Fort Myers in 1939.  He studied agriculture at the University of Florida, earning […]

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Pat Cockrell

Pat Cockrell is a former agriculture teacher and a longtime leader of the Florida Farm Bureau.  Through his work with the public schools and the Farm Bureau and his volunteer efforts with 4-H and FFA, he has proven himself to be a tireless champion of agriculture, especially agricultural research and education. Born in 1946 in […]

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Vick and Faye Blackstone

Vick and Faye Blackstone came to Florida as traveling rodeo performers and made the state their home, dedicating themselves to agricultural pursuits and to passing on their knowledge of horses and cattle to future generations. Among Vick’s many remarkable achievements was being named several times Florida Rodeo Cowboy of the Year by virtue of earning […]

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Marshall Watkins

Dr. Marshall O. Watkins’ contributions to agriculture span seven decades. As the dean and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Watkins utilized the latest in scientific information and supported advanced graduate work for county agents. He was committed to a strong program of continuing professional improvement that kept the extension system up-to-date with rapidly […]

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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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