As President of Latt Maxcy Corporation for over 36 years and owner of Crooked Lake Ranch, Pat Wilson was a well-know cattle rancher and citrus grower who gave his leadership, dedication and support to benefit Florida agriculture. Mr. Wilson donated numerous hours to the promotion and betterment of the beef industry and served on many...
Born on May 9, 1939, Jo Ann Doke Smith grew up in Alachua County in a pioneer Florida farming and ranching family. She is a fourth-generation Floridian and has been a champion of agriculture throughout her entire career. Smith began her working life as an accountant and office manager in the family business, Smith Brothers...
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...
Gilbert Andrew Tucker of Cocoa has provided dynamic and unselfish leadership to the Florida beef industry and has been an innovator of marketing systems of Florida cattle. Among the specific programs benefiting from Tucker’s leadership have been the Florida baby beef promotion, beef importation, grading standards for beef, graded feeder calf sales and development of...


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The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors 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.

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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: https://www.ifas.ufl.edu

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