Henry Frederick Swanson has been a lifelong advocate for agriculture and helped protect agriculture during Orange County’s transition from a rural county to the world tourist destination and corporate metropolis it is today. In 1948, he joined the Orange County Extension Service, where he worked for the next 30 years. Swanson was the first extension...
William A. “Bill” Graham grew up on the edge of the Everglades and made his mark on Florida agriculture within the dairy and cattle industries. During the 1950s, he played a leadership role in organizing the Independent Diary Farmers Association and served as its first president. This effort spurred the creation of a federal milk...
Jack M. Berry began his career in citrus when he started a brokerage business for Florida agricultural producers in New York City. He then expanded and started exporting into Europe and Scandinavia. In 1950, Berry gave up this venture, moved to Florida and founded Jack M. Berry, Inc. He is considered one of the pioneers...
Tom B. Adams is a Florida farmer who also served as Secretary of State and Lieutenant Governor. He is the owner of Magnolia Farms in Fellsmere and serves as vice chairman and president of FARM (Florida Agriculture Resources Mobilization) Foundation, Inc. His career in agriculture began in dairy and farm management and branched into government...


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