Citrus Achievement Award Stories
Citrus Achievement AwardPicking Up Citrus Research Torch Is A Challenge Worth Taking [Opinion]
May 14, 2015
Orie Lee, this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner, would like to see a qualified understudy come in and work with UF/IFAS breeders to ensure not a beat is missed when they retire. Read More
Orie Lee, 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner
Citrus Achievement AwardFlorida Grower Announces 2015 Citrus Achievement Award Winner
May 14, 2015
In his long career, Orie Lee’s dedication to research and science has scored winning rootstocks and varieties to the benefit of the citrus industry. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardFlorida Citrus Is Here To Stay
December 1, 2014
In the final Q&A with the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, Mike Sparks says he really can’t see anything — even a disease like HLB — causing the industry to go away. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardGroundwork Set For Fruitful Future In Florida Citrus
November 1, 2014
Progress in research, significant government funding, and new plantings have 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feeling positive. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardSharing Is Caring When It Comes To Curing Citrus Greening
October 1, 2014
Mike Sparks, 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner, says being open with peers about what's working and not working is crucial in managing HLB. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardDespite Industry Challenges, Florida Citrus Leader Has Optimistic Outlook
September 1, 2014
2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feels confident in crop sector's ability to regain strength. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardPositivity Pertinent To Citrus’ Survival, Success
August 1, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks talks politics and the prospects of replanting. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Presentation Highlights
July 26, 2014
During the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, Mike Sparks was presented the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCitrus Community Changing Trajectory On Pests And Diseases
July 1, 2014
Florida Grower's 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner respects the ramped-up efforts to protect the state's signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has Faith In Citrus Greening Science
June 11, 2014
Mike Sparks, the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, played an instrumental role in securing significant funding for HLB-related Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCheers To Those Who Make The Wheels Of Progress Turn [Opinion]
May 21, 2014
Florida Grower editor Frank Giles gives props to Mike Sparks on earning this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner. Read More
CitrusFlorida Grower Selects 2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner
May 14, 2014
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks managed a years-long quest to obtain significant research dollars for the state’s signature crop. Read More
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UFR-2 Vernia citrus rootstock
Citrus Achievement AwardLessons Learned Via Citrus Variety Evaluation Never End
August 1, 2015
Orie Lee, the 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner, discusses his decades-long involvement with Vernia. Read More
healthy piece of citrus
Citrus Achievement AwardNeglected Research, Future Growers Top Of Mind For 2015…
July 1, 2015
Orie Lee advises young up-and-comers to supplement production knowledge with business acumen; calls for more focus on blight. Read More
2015 Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference crowd
CitrusFlorida Citrus Growers’ Resolve Put To The Test
June 22, 2015
During annual conference, industry leaders call for an ‘all in’ approach to survive current crisis. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardPicking Up Citrus Research Torch Is A Challenge Worth T…
May 14, 2015
Orie Lee, this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner, would like to see a qualified understudy come in and work with UF/IFAS breeders to ensure not a beat is missed when they retire. Read More
Orie Lee, 2015 Citrus Achievement Award winner
Citrus Achievement AwardFlorida Grower Announces 2015 Citrus Achievement Award …
May 14, 2015
In his long career, Orie Lee’s dedication to research and science has scored winning rootstocks and varieties to the benefit of the citrus industry. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardFlorida Citrus Is Here To Stay
December 1, 2014
In the final Q&A with the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, Mike Sparks says he really can’t see anything — even a disease like HLB — causing the industry to go away. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardGroundwork Set For Fruitful Future In Florida Citrus
November 1, 2014
Progress in research, significant government funding, and new plantings have 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feeling positive. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardSharing Is Caring When It Comes To Curing Citrus Greeni…
October 1, 2014
Mike Sparks, 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner, says being open with peers about what's working and not working is crucial in managing HLB. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardDespite Industry Challenges, Florida Citrus Leader Has …
September 1, 2014
2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feels confident in crop sector's ability to regain strength. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardPositivity Pertinent To Citrus’ Survival, Success
August 1, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks talks politics and the prospects of replanting. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Presentation Highlights
July 26, 2014
During the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, Mike Sparks was presented the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCitrus Community Changing Trajectory On Pests And Disea…
July 1, 2014
Florida Grower's 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner respects the ramped-up efforts to protect the state's signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has Faith In Citru…
June 11, 2014
Mike Sparks, the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, played an instrumental role in securing significant funding for HLB-related Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCheers To Those Who Make The Wheels Of Progress Turn [O…
May 21, 2014
Florida Grower editor Frank Giles gives props to Mike Sparks on earning this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner. Read More
CitrusFlorida Grower Selects 2014 Citrus Achievement Award Wi…
May 14, 2014
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks managed a years-long quest to obtain significant research dollars for the state’s signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardFarm Labor, Mentoring Top Priorities For Citrus Achieve…
December 1, 2013
Bobby Barben knows the importance of working through political issues and nurturing the next generation of growers. Read More
CitrusHLB Advice For California Citrus Growers
November 1, 2013
2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner Bobby Barben says western growers can learn from Florida's mistakes. Read More
CitrusKeeping Citrus Trees Stress-Free Key To Fruitful 2014
October 1, 2013
Bobby Barben, 2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner, is anxiously looking ahead to the upcoming season. Read More