Richard Alger is one of South Florida’s most successful agriculturists, the owner of Alger Farms, Inc., which harvests over 1,200 acres of sweet corn and 200 acres of trees in Miami-Dade County.  Alger is an effective leader of and spokesman for his industry.  A Yale-educated plant scientist, he is a strong voice for agriculture in...
William D. “Billy” Long came to Florida in 1952 with $2,000 and a John Deere tractor. Twenty-five years later he had revolutionized the way Florida farmers produce and harvest their crops. His innovations made Florida’s agriculture industry more productive and more profitable, and his unbridled enthusiasm for Florida farming inspired legions of younger growers. As...


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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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