Donald Lee Wakeman has been a lasting influence in the livestock industries of Florida and the nation. In 1953, he became beef manager at the University of Florida while he pursued his master’s degree in beef cattle nutrition. He rose through the ranks as an instructor in 1954 to full professor in 1978. He has...
Charles P. Lykes served as president of Lykes Brothers, Inc. from 1957-83 when he became chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the cattle, citrus, meatpacking and shipping companies.  He began his career with the family firm upon graduation from Washington & Lee University in 1939 with a degree in commerce. Lykes has...
Peter S. Harllee, a native of Palmetto, was instrumental in development of improved tomato varieties by allocating land for use by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. He has been a leader in improving marketing efforts through the Florida Tomato Committee, Florida Tomato Exchange and the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association,...


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