Leaders of Agriculture

The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made lasting contributions to agriculture in this state and to mentoring of our youth, who represent the future of agriculture in Florida.

2023 Inductees

The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame has honored 171 inductees since 1980.

Dr. John T. Woeste

A longtime champion and tireless supporter of Florida agriculture, Dr. John T. Woeste is a retired dean and professor emeritus of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). Raised on a dairy farm in Kentucky, Dr. Woeste earned a bachelor’s in dairy science from the University of Kentucky, and his master’s...
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Donald J. Quincey

An advocate for the industry and role model for future generations, Donald “Don” Quincey has an undeniable passion and dedication to the agricultural industry – leading by his actions in his business and through his service. Born in Gainesville, Don is a fifth-generation Florida cattleman. Upon graduation from Chiefland High School, he felt called to...
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Looking for an inductee?


The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation and the Florida State Fair Authority invite you to attend the next Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet.


Anyone can nominate an agriculture veteran for consideration to be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Nominators are encouraged to submit a thorough, well-developed submission that shows the magnitude of a nominee’s contributions to the industry.

Mentoring and Scholarship

Young people involved in agriculture are a key part of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet. It is those young agriculturalists that will pave the way for the future of this great industry.


Florida Agriculture's Greatest Pioneers, Innovators, and Heros

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Joseph A. Duda, 2015 Inductee 2015 2014 2013 Gerald Mixon, 2012 Inductee 2012 Bill and Trudy Carey, 2011 Inductees 2011 Ben Hill Griffin III, 2010 Inductee 2010 Mason Smoak, 2009 Inductee 2009 Dr. Alto Alfred Straughn, 2008 Inductee 2008

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