Bob Fuchs is recognized as orchid royalty around the globe. He was only 10 years old when he began collecting orchids in the wild. He was 14 when he went on his first salvage collecting trip out of the country. By the time he graduated from high school, he had amassed quite a collection and...
Roy Gene Davis is a dedicated servant of Florida agriculture. The owner and operator of two successful wholesale nurseries in the Tampa area, he is also an undaunted community activist and a generous volunteer. He has worked hard to promote Florida’s agricultural products and the industry, and he has mentored many young people interested in...
Jacksonville nurseryman Carl B. Loop Jr. grew up around his uncle’s small ornamental nursery in the 1930s, an experience that sparked his interest in agriculture and led the soft-spoken diplomat on a decades-long journey to become Florida’s agricultural ambassador as president of Florida Farm Bureau. Born March 10, 1928, in Jacksonville, Loop enjoyed spending time...
Fountain “Fount” H. May, Sr. Born Oct. 17, 1919, on the family farm in Quincy, Fla., Fountain “Fount” H. May Sr. has never left his agricultural roots. May is owner of a 300-acre container nursery in Quincy, and an industry leader who has helped introduce Florida nursery products to markets around the world. He started...
N. Curtis Peterson, a native of Lakeland, has served the agricultural industry for more than 30 years in both the public and private sectors. He is a nurseryman and registered landscape architect. In 1961, he was appointed to the Florida Agricultural Advisory Council and the plant Industry Technical Council. As a freshman senator, he was...


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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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