Florida 4-H Hall of Fame
The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding individual contributors to the 4-H program. Established during the national 4-H program’s centennial year, one hundred members were inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame. Up to an additional five members are inducted each year. Inductees include outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, emeritus extension agents and professionals, program leaders, and supporters.
In 2022 Florida 4-H welcomed five new inductees: Don Bennink of Gilchrist, Nate Grimsley of Leon, Carl and Dee Dee Grooms Family of Hillsborough, Judy Raymond of Polk, and Marvin Weaver of Gilchrist. Click here to view 2022 event photo gallery.
2023 NOMINATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2023
The 2023 Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 3 at the University of Florida Reitz Union to conclude the annual Florida 4-H University program. For more information about the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame and opportunities to sponsor the annual induction event, please contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu or 352.392.5432.
The Hall of Fame Committee assesses nominations for induction on the following four areas:
- Citizenship as exemplified by participation in civic, community, state, regional and national public service related activities evidencing concern for the welfare of others, especially as they relate to 4-H.
- Leadership as exemplified by qualities of leadership and acceptance of leadership responsibilities in civic, community, professional and business related activities that directly or indirectly benefit 4-H.
- Career Accomplishments as exemplified by accomplishments and success in his/her chosen career and as a mentor or role model.
- Character as exemplified by evidence of the influence of 4-H involvement (if a 4-H alumni or volunteer) in the nominee's life and/or his or her commitment to 4-H.
4-H Professionals must be 3 years removed from paid service. Inductees include outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, emeritus extension agents and professionals, program leaders, and supporters.
Nominations are submitted online.
Don Bennink Gilchrist County Nate Grimsley Leon County Carl and Dee Dee
Hillsborough County Judy Raymond Polk County Marvin Weaver Gilchrist County
Leann Barber Broward County Linda Denning Alachua County Morris Steen Taylor and Madison Counties
John Brenneman Polk County Patricia Ann Bosley Hendry County Henry Davis Taylor County & Escambia County Vickie Mullins Santa Rosa County Inez Pettigrew Manatee County
Alice Ayers Jean Bodiford McMillan Gulf County Dr. Marilyn Norman Victoria Simpson Linda Syfrett Cecil Tucker
Faye Culp Florida 4-H Joy Jordan John Rutledge Ruth Ann Scurry
2002 (Last Names Adler-Britt)
Palm Beach County State 4-H Staff Duval County Orange County Brevard County Alachua County & Bradford County Union County Miami-Dade County Okaloosa County Orange County State 4-H Staff & Lake County Escambia County Polk County State 4-H Program Jefferson County State 4-H Program State 4-H Program
2002 (Last Names Brown-Eveland)
Nettie Ruth Brown St. Johns County Reginald "Reggie" Brown Florida 4-H Florida 4-H St. Johns County St. Johns County Alachua County St. Johns County Hillsborough County Alachua County Hamilton County Pasco County Bradford County Lake County Baker County Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Lake County
2002 (Last Names Fisher-Hammond)
Florida 4-H Hernando County Orange County Miami-Dade County Bradford County Bradford County Escambia County Manatee County Florida 4-H Indian River County Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Indian River County Suwannee County R. Nadine Hackler Citrus County Marie Hammer Florida 4-H Max Hammond Polk County
2002 (Last Names Hampson-Larson )
Florida 4-H Baker County Florida 4-H Walton County Hillsborough County Gilchrist County Florida 4-H Collier County Manatee County Collier County Madison County Florida 4-H Collier County Florida 4-H Manatee County Collier County Okeechobee County
2002 (Last Names Leon-Putnam)
Collier County Manatee County Florida 4-H Escambia County Highlands County Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Martin County Leon County Brevard County Orange County Escambia County Miami-Dade County Manatee County Okeechobee County Polk County
2002 (Last Names Raulerson-Woeste)
Okeechobee County Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Collier County Collier County St. Johns County Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Florida 4-H Orange County Jackson County Manatee County Escambia County Duval County Duval County Florida 4-H
If you have a photograph of a Hall of Fame inductee you would like to share, please contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu or 352.392.5432.