Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 10, 2017
REVISED October 10, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Cliff Coddington - UF/IFAS Outstanding Agriculturalist Award


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker
Director, Parks and Natural Resources

Crystal Snodgrass
Interim Director, Ag and Extension Division

Action Requested

Recognition of Cliff Coddington, winner of the UF/IFAS Outstanding Agriculturalist Award.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

On August 29, 2017, the Florida Association of Agricultural Agents (FACAA) and the Extension Professionals Association of Florida (EPAF) presented its prestigious Agriculturalist of the Year Award to Cliff Coddington, owner of Bradenton, FL-based Coddington Cattle Company and manager of Longino Ranch based in Sidell . 

This state award is given annually during the EPAF Annual Meeting to an agriculturalist that has given support to University of Florida/IFAS Extension Programs and who is a leader in their fields.  In addition to support to various local and state UF/IFAS Extension Programs, Cliff continues to be an active member of many agricultural organizations on local and state levels through serving in many leadership roles, serving as a mentor to younger agriculturalists, and being an advocate for the industry.  

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

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