Oct. 7, 2013
The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct four new honorees in February. Two of the award recipients have been associated with Farm Bureau for many decades.
“These individuals have made incredible contributions to agriculture in our state and beyond,” Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said. “The changes and improvements they have made will help ensure the strength of Florida’s $100 billion agriculture for generations to come. I am pleased to announce the awards for these outstanding gentlemen.”
The Hall of Fame inductees include Scottie Butler, former general counsel for Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Bruce Christmas Sr., president of the Washington County Farm Bureau and former director of the UF/IFAS Poultry Evaluation Center, Dr. Elver “Doc” Hodges, retired professor at the University of Florida, and Dallas Townsend, retired director of the Hendry County Extension Office.
All four award winners will be introduced on Feb. 11, 2014 during the Ag Hall of Fame Dinner at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. For tickets or more information about the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, access http://floridaaghalloffame.org/2013/10/2014.