LABELLE, Fl. -- Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation have announced four honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2014.
Among the four named is Hendry County's Dallas Townsend, retired Director of the University of Florida Hendry County Extension Office. Dallas Townsend served 39 years as an extension agent in Southwest Florida and was instrumental in working with IFAS and the agriculture industry to bring more research capacity to the area through the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. His involvement with youth and 4-H is legendary, coaching more than a dozen 4-H teams and thousands of 4-H youth.
The award winners will be honored on Feb. 11, 2014 at the Ag Hall of Fame Dinner at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.