Commissioner Putnam Announces 2015 Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame Honorees

Program Recognizes Contributions to Agriculture in Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today six honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2015. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to Florida’s agriculture industry and mentored future leaders in this field.

“Each of these men left an indelible mark on the history of Florida agriculture,” Commissioner Putnam said. “Not only are they leaders in their respective fields, but they’ve also influenced agriculture industries in other parts of the world. I’m proud to honor these Floridians for their contributions.”

The nominees are:

Edward, Ferdinand S. and Joseph Duda

Robert Blake Whisenant

Dr. Alvin C. Warnick

Pat Wilson

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