The agricultural community mourns the loss of George H. Wedgworth, who passed on Nov. 16. He was 88. Wedgworth was the recipient of many awards and was known for his contributions to agriculture, the sugar industry and the community. His honors included being inducted into The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1994 and named Sugar Man of the Year in 2005.
As president of Wedgworth Farms, he was a leading celery and vegetable producer and known for pioneering the development of the sugar industry in the Everglades Agricultural Area in the 1950s.
Wedgworth was a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in agricultural engineering.