Tickets are on sale for the annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet, which will honor three inductees who have made invaluable contributions to Florida agriculture. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The banquet celebrates the accomplishments of industry leaders who have served in research, education and business. This year’s event will be held in the Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 7 p.m.
The 2024 inductees will bring the total who have been honored to 181. They are:
- John L. Hoblick
- Eugene J. McAvoy
- John O. Schlechter
Tickets are $85 per person, and tables of eight are available. Mentor sponsorship tickets, which allow youth in agriculture to attend the event at no cost and meet industry leaders, are also available. Tickets can be purchased here online. Online ticket sales close Feb. 6.
“It is exciting to come together once again to recognize three outstanding honorees who have made significant and lasting contributions to Florida agriculture,” said Ray Hodge, president of the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation. “They all have demonstrated a lifetime of leadership, dedication, and innovation.”
For more information about the 2024 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honorees and previous inductees, visit FloridaAgHallofFame.org. Nominations for 2025 are currently being accepted. Nomination forms can be found on the Hall of Fame website.