The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to recognize outstanding individuals who have made a contribution 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. The Hall of Fame’s members include outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, extension agents, program leaders, and supporters. Many tell us that being named to membership in the Hall of Fame is one of the most-treasured recognitions in their lives. An additional four to five members are inducted into the Hall of Fame each year. Nomination forms are available through the Florida 4-H Foundation.
The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Website was designed and developed by Steppingstone LLC under the direction of Ami Neiberger-Miller, a former Florida 4-H staff member. Honoree profiles were developed from interviews with receipients, family members, and associates. Additional information was obtained from official records, hall of fame applications, profiles on the previous website, and other research. Every effort has been made to make the profiles accurate and complete. In some cases, some profiles lack information that you and others may be aware of. If you are able to assist in expanding or correcting any information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos on this website and in the history book published for the Florida 4-H centennial came from a variety of sources. We owe our thanks to many Florida 4-H Hall of Fame members and their families, as well as the archives at the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program office, the Black Archives at Florida A&M University, the University of Florida Archives & Special Collections, the State of Florida Archives, and UF/IFAS Communication Services.