Florida Ag Hall of Fame Honors 4 in 2012

The hall recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s agriculture industry.

Inductees are:

  • Laurence P. Cutts of Chipley, a third-generation beekeeper;
  • Robert Fuchs of Homestead, a premier orchid grower in South Florida;
  • Gerald Mixon of Winter Haven, a blueberry grower who helped transform the state’s blueberry sales;
  • Sidney L. Sumner of Bartow, who has worked with cattle producers to adopt new technologies to improve Florida’s beef production.

The inductees will be honored at the 34th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet Feb. 14, during the Florida State Fair in Tampa.

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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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The video profiles of the inductees from 1980 through 2017 were produced by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. More information is available at: https://www.ifas.ufl.edu

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