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2018 Inductees Alfonso Fanjul and J. Pepe Fanjul
Alfonso Fanjul and J. Pepe Fanjul have been an integral part of agriculture in Florida and their communities for more than 50 years. Their numerous contributions and the success of their business endeavors have contributed to the betterment of agriculture in the Everglades Agricultural Area and in the state of Florida. The Fanjul family founded...
During his nearly 30 years with the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Dan Botts has been a tireless advocate for Florida agriculture. He is an expert on pesticide use and regulation and lobbies on behalf of growers for reasonable pesticide rules that balance environmental concerns with the needs of production. Thanks to his efforts, Florida...
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...
Ruth Springer Wedgworth was widowed at an early age, with three small children to support, but quickly took firm hold of the family business, which centered on celery, sugar cane and produce in the Belle Glade area. She gained respect in what was then considered a man’s world by donning boots and joining them in...
John Buckner Boy, Sr., served 41 years with U.S. Sugar, the largest cane milling operation in North America, 17 of those years as president. He expanded the corporation’s interests into cattle, vegetables, citrus and sod and pioneered many innovations in equipment and methods in the sugar cane industry. Under his leadership, U.S. Sugar donated land...

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