George H. Wedgworth contributed greatly to the viability and growth of the vegetable and sugar industries in the Everglades agricultural area. He was instrumental in the formation and operation of the Florida Sugar Cane League and other trade and marketing associations relating to sugar, celery and sweet corn, serving as an officer or director of...
Latimer H. Turner played an important role in shaping the Florida cattle industry. As president of the Sarasota Livestock Association in the late 1950s, Turner worked with state and federal officials to devise strategies and raise funds to eliminate the screwworm, which plagued Florida cattle. He founded and twice served as president of the Florida...
Dr. J. Wayne Reitz The late Dr. J. Wayne Reitz was an agricultural economist, teacher, university administrator, and international consultant during his long and distinguished career. He was a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Florida for 10 years before working for the United Growers and Shippers Association in Orlando. While with the...
Elton L. Hinton came to Florida in 1948 to teach agriculture at Turkey Creek High School, where he remained until 1967, when he became supervisor for vocational agriculture programs in Hillsborough County. He was a strong influence in developing the instructional curriculum for vocational agriculture in Florida and he worked endless hours for better legislation,...


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