Ag Environmental Leadership Award

The Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award has been presented annually since 1994. The program spotlights the environmentally innovative farming practices of the state’s growers and ranchers.

Nominees for the awards come from different parts of Florida’s agricultural industry, but they all share a commitment to protect and preserve Florida’s resources while continuing to provide agricultural products for society.

Nominations [ Adobe PDF Document ] for the awards are evaluated by a committee composed of representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, The Nature Conservancy, the state’s Water Management Districts, the Florida Farm Bureau, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, the Florida Dairy Association, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Florida Citrus Mutual, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, and the Florida Forestry Association. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2016.

Award Recipients
Year Recipient Location
2016 Alliance Dairies Trenton
  Cherry Lake Tree Farm Groveland
  Jones Potato Farm Parrish
2015 [ Adobe PDF Document 3.16 MB ] Bull Hammock Ranch Ft. Pierce
  Carlton and Carlton Ranch Tampa
  Dasher Farm McAlpin
2014 [ Adobe PDF Document 3.13 MB ] Agri-Starts, Inc. Apopka
  Milking R, Inc. Okeechobee
  Riverdale Potato Farm, Inc. Elkton
2013 [ Adobe PDF Document 2.56 MB ] Dudley Calfee - Ferris Farms Floral City
  Farmton Tree Farm - Miami Corporation Volusia County
  Kissimmee Park Properties, LLC St. Cloud
2012 [ Adobe PDF Document 3.09 MB ] Deroose Plants Inc. Apopka
  Southern Accent Farm Okeechobee
2011 [ Adobe PDF Document 2.27 MB ] Straughn Farms, LLC Waldo
2010 [ Adobe PDF Document 2.73 MB ] Saturiwa Conservation Area Elkton
  3 Boys Farm Ruskin
  Arapaho Citrus Management Fort Pierce
2009 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.14 MB ] Dairy Production Systems High Springs
  Loop's Nursery Jacksonville
2008 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.17 MB ] Carroll Brothers Nursery Clearwater
  Brock Family Farm Monticello
2007 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.62 MB ] Gwinn Brothers Farm McAlpin
  Fraleigh Nursery Madison
  Buck Island Ranch Lake Placid
  Butler Oaks Farm Lorida
2006 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.20 MB ] Riverview Flower Farm Riverview
  Lightsey Cattle Company Lake Wales
  Tampa Wholesale Nursery Dover
2005 [ Adobe PDF Document 688.31 KB ] Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery Homestead
  Larson Dairy Okeechobee
  Richard N. Raid, Ph.D. Royal Palm Beach
2004 [ Adobe PDF Document 942.03 KB ] Blue Heron Groves Lakeland
  M&B Products, Inc. Tampa
  Stan Carter Port St. Lucie
2003 [ Adobe PDF Document 862.75 KB ] Aquatica Tropicals, Inc. Plant City
  Sun City Tree Farm Ruskin
  Williamson Cattle Company Okeechobee
2002 [ Adobe PDF Document 836.09 KB ] Daniel A. Botts Orlando
  Holloway Irrigation Systems Leesburg
  Sanwa Growers, Inc. Wimauma
2001 [ Adobe PDF Document 835.59 KB ] Barthle Brothers Ranch San Antonio
  Carlton 2x4 Ranch Arcadia
2000 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.27 MB ] Evans Properties, Inc. Vero Beach
  Pacific Tomato Growers, Ltd. Palmetto
1999 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.94 MB ] Lykes Bros., Inc. Okeechobee
  Suwannee Farms O'Brien
  Two Rivers Ranch, Inc. Thonotosassa
1998 [ Adobe PDF Document 373.36 KB ] Longino Ranch Arcadia
  V&W Farms Avon Park
1997 [ Adobe PDF Document 169.64 KB ] Anclote River Ranch Odessa
1996 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.40 MB ] Edward "Jack" Campbell Homestead
  Citrus World, Inc. Lake Wales
  Ekkwill Waterlife Resources Gibsonton
1995 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.92 MB ] Bright Hour Ranch Arcadia
  Burt McKee Tampa
  Davie Dairy, Inc. Okeechobee
  Deseret Ranches of Florida St. Cloud
  Fulford Farms, Inc. Monticello
  O.F. Nelson and Sons Nursery Apopka
  Schroeder Manatee Ranch Bradenton
1994 [ Adobe PDF Document 1.71 MB ] A. Duda and Sons, Inc. Oviedo
  Adams Ranch, Inc. Fort Pierce
  Babcock Florida Company Punta Gorda
  Gustafson's Dairy Farm Green Cove Springs
  Jon's Nursery, Inc. Eustis
  Rafter T. Cattle Company Avon Park

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