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Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

October 9, 2009

Florida Agricultural Hall Of Fame To Induct Four In 2010

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation today announced the agricultural leaders who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in February 2010.  They are:

-- Richard Alger of Homestead
-- Ben Hill Griffin III of Frostproof
-- Rudy Hamrick of Madison
-- Dan McClure of Bradenton (deceased)

“Florida agriculture owes an immense debt of gratitude to these outstanding leaders,” Bronson said.  “Their dedicated service in the areas of research, education, business and government helped make Florida agriculture into the remarkable industry that is known and admired around the world.”

They will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame during the 32nd annual awards celebration February 9, 2010, during the Florida State Fair in Tampa.  These four inductees will bring the total to 132.

“The contributions of these individuals have left an indelible mark on Florida agriculture,” said Reggie Brown, president of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.  “Their tireless, unselfish efforts to promote and protect Florida’s greatest industry will be recognized with the agricultural community’s highest honor as they are inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.”

Tickets to the event will be available in early 2010. For ticket information, call the Hillsborough County Farm Bureau at (813) 685 9121. For more information about the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame and previous inductees, visit:
florida-agriculture.com/halloffame/index.htm
www.flaghalloffame.com

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