Nominations Now Open for the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Josh McGillAwards, Industry News Release

The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its class of 2023 inductees. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors producers, commodity leaders, educators, scientists and others who have made significant contributions to the production of food in Florida.


The online nomination form is available on the Florida Ag Hall of Fame website. Visit and click on the “Nominate” tab. Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted electronically no later than Sept. 1.

“The Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of Florida agriculture, connecting the present-day community with the giants on whose shoulders we all stand,” said Ray Hodge, president of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation. “We invite the agriculture community and others to nominate those who have demonstrated selfless dedication to advocacy and advances in agricultural production, innovation and education.”

Inductees will be honored at a February banquet during the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Approximately 600 people attended the dinner and ceremony this year.

“A nomination recognizes a lifetime of contributions to Florida agriculture, and that is an honor in itself,” said 2022 inductee Reggie Brown, who also served as the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation president for 14 years. “It’s a gift of gratitude to the nominee, and it helps the entire industry by telling the story of people who exemplify service, commitment and achievement.”

Since 1980, the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame has honored 171 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.

In 2021, two people with ties to the citrus industry were inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.

For more information, call 813-230-1918 or visit

Source: Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame


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