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2018 Inductee Harold Mikell

Harold Mikell

 Harold Mikell has lived his entire life in service to agriculture. Now 91, he has retired from two successful careers: first in forestry, then as a congressional agricultural liaison. Mikell’s interest in forestry took root his senior year in high school when he planted trees on the family property in Trenton, Fla., as an […]

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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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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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Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly has made it his lifelong mission to honor the agricultural wisdom of the past while training the industry’s future leaders. He began his career as a high school agriculture teacher, went on to head up the state FFA program, and became an important adviser to Florida Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner. But agriculture was […]

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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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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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