Willard Fifield

Willard M. Fifield, 1982 Inductee
Willard M. Fifield, 1982 Inductee

Willard M. Fifield was an agricultural researcher and educator who, throughout his career, encouraged effective measures to boost Florida’s agricultural production through efficient use of scientific methods. Fifield served as Provost of Agriculture at the University of Florida from 1955 until 1962. In this capacity, he coordinated the programs of the University’s College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Extension Service and the School of Forestry. Following his retirement as provost in 1962, Fifield accepted the position of manager of the Florida Agricultural Research Institute for the next 12 years.

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