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James N. “Jim” Watson is an agricultural pioneer who was involved in forming the milk cooperative that ultimately became the Upper Florida Milk Producers Association. He was co-founder of the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair in 1955, and served as president for six years. Watson has served as secretary-treasurer and director of the National Association of...
Dr. Herman J. Reitz is an internationally known scientist, administrator and author whose noted work, “Recommended Fertilizers and Nutritional Sprays for Citrus” is considered the most authoritative writing on the subject. Tweet
Robert G. Pitman, Jr., is given much of the credit for the successful passage of the Florida Agricultural Assessment Law, known as the “Greenbelt Law,” which has saved Florida farmers untold millions of dollars in real property taxes. In addition to his involvement in agricultural taxation and legislation, Pitman developed and patented a new citrus...
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,...

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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: http://www.ifas.ufl.edu

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