The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) has named Phil Rucks of Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery in Frostproof its Outstanding Volunteer Member of the year.
During a very challenging time for the citrus nursery industry, Rucks has been a key leader within FNGLA’s Citrus Nursery Division. He spearheaded the construction of a citrus research greenhouse at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, the first of its kind solely for citrus nursery research.
Rucks has been a significant and leading influence in planning workshops for FNGLA’s Citrus Nursery Division members, facilitating needed research grants and promoting FNGLA to the greater citrus nursery industry in Florida.
FNGLA’s Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service – with varying criteria geared for each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large, and winners are selected by a committee of industry peers. Rucks and other FNGLA award winners will be celebrated at the association’s annual convention June 23-24 in Fort Lauderdale.
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