Ben Hill Griffin

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., 1987 Inductee
Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., 1987 Inductee

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., started out in the citrus business with a 10-acre grove given to him by his father and subsequently built one of the largest agricultural enterprises in Florida.  He has made major financial contributions to citrus research and education work conducted by the University of Florida and served in leadership positions on many committees and boards directly associated with Florida’s citrus and cattle industries. As a member of the Florida Legislature for more than a decade–serving in both the House and Senate–Griffin introduced and pushed through many measures important to Florida’s citrus and cattle industries.

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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.

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