TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, which honors producers, commodity leaders,
educators, scientists, and others who have made significant contributions to the production of food in
the Sunshine State, is accepting nominations for its class of 2024 inductees.
There are two ways to nominate:
1. Submit an application and supporting materials via Jotform. Jotform is an online tool the Florida
Agricultural Hall of Fame is using for submitting applications. (Recommended)
2. Download the editable PDF at floridaaghalloffame.org/nominate/ and email the form and all
required materials to [email protected].
Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted electronically no later than Sept. 1.
“The Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of Florida agriculture, connecting the present-day
community with the giants on whose shoulders we all stand,” said Ray Hodge, president of the Florida
Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation. “We invite the agriculture community and others to nominate
those who have demonstrated selfless dedication to advocacy and advances in agricultural production,
innovation, and education."
Inductees will be honored in February 2024 at a banquet during the Florida State Fair in Tampa. This
year, more than 500 people attended the dinner and ceremony to recognize the 2023 honorees.
“It is such an honor just to be nominated, much less inducted. To get added to such an august roster of
Florida agriculture legends is a gift I will always treasure,” said 2023 inductee John Woeste, emeritus
dean of Extension for UF/IFAS. “But it’s not just about me or my fellow inductees. This is about lifting an
entire industry by telling our story and elevating the people who make Florida one of the most
important and productive agricultural regions of the world.”
For more information, call the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame office at 813-230-1918 or
Since 1980, the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame has honored 173 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.