Being lucky and being good at what you do are two different things. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being blessed with both traits. Now going on its 13th year, Florida Grower has recognized those who have served as leaders in supporting the state’s citrus sector by presenting the annual Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Sponsored by Chemtura AgroSolutions for the fifth consecutive year, the Citrus Achievement Award is presented to an individual grower, allied member, Extension agent, legislator, researcher, or anyone else who has made and is making an impact through leadership, innovation, dedication, advocacy, and participation.
To successfully identify a deserving recipient, Florida Grower is enlisting you for help. Please reach out and let us know who should be the 2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner and why. If you have someone in mind and are interested in submitting him or her for consideration, here’s how you can do so.
- Online: Click here, fill out the form, and submit.
- eMail/Phone: Contact Editor Frank Giles (email@example.com) or 407-539-6552, ext. 12) and tell him your thoughts.
- The Old-Fashioned Way: Send a nomination to Florida Grower at 1555 Howell Branch Rd., Suite C-204, Winter Park, FL 32789 with the name, contact information, and why your nominee deserves the award.
The nomination deadline is March 30.
After all submissions have been tallied, each will be reviewed and discussed among a uniquely qualified selection committee featuring several past award winners and industry experts. Thereafter, an overall winner will be chosen, announced, and featured as Florida Grower’s June issue cover story. The award will be presented during the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in June.
Let’s Make It A Baker’s Dozen
Below is a list of the past winners of the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Who will be next in the list? It’s up to you.
2001: Phil Herndon
2002: Stan Carter
2003: Norman Todd
2004: Buster Pratt
2005: Quentin Roe
2006: Jim Griffiths
2007: Dan Richey
2008: Jim Snively
2009: Peter McClure
2010: Jerry Newlin
2011: Maury Boyd
2012: Vic Story