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Agriculture Press Release

June 8, 2001

Nominations Sought for Agricultural Hall of Fame

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson today announced that nominations are now being accepted for candidates to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2002. The deadline for submitting nominations is August 31, 2001.

"The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame was created to honor Florida’s agricultural pioneers and leaders," Bronson said. "I hope everyone will take a moment to consider who should be nominated this year for the highest honor bestowed by the agricultural community."

Previous inductees have come from all walks of life: agricultural teachers, researchers, farmers, ranchers and government leaders. Their lives and achievements are commemorated in a display on permanent exhibit in the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation building at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. A total of 92 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1980.

Anyone can submit a nomination on behalf of a candidate for the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. However, all nomination forms must be completed as specified in the instructions.

The nominees, chosen by an independent panel of judges, will be announced later this year. The induction ceremony will take place during the 24th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet and awards ceremony at the Florida State Fair on February 12, 2002.

Nomination forms may be requested by calling (813) 628-4551, or by writing: Chairman, Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation, 4508 Oak Fair Boulevard, Suite 290, Tampa, Florida 33610. The fax number for nomination forms is (813) 620-4008.


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