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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 will welcome 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. The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 28 at the University of Florida Reitz Union (more details to follow) to conclude the 2022 Florida 4-H University program.

2023 NOMINATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2023

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.


INDUCTEES

  • NOMINATION CRITERIA

    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.

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.