Remembering Commissioner Conner
|December 17, 2012||Posted by Kristopher under Agriculture, News|
We, here at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, are saddened to hear of the passing of Doyle Conner this weekend. Conner was Commissioner of Agriculture for 30 years and an advocate and champion for all things agriculture.
During his tenure, Florida agricultural sales jumped from $900 million to $6.2 billion. Conner also created the Office of Consumer Services to assist the public with claims.
Current Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam released a statement on Commissioner Conner’s passing. “Throughout his career, Doyle mentored thousands of young people who went on to take leadership roles in industry, the department and public service. He made youth leadership development opportunities a priority and has been recognized by 4-H, FFA and Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity for his generosity over the course of his life.” Commissioner Putnam’s statement reflects the large impact that Conner had on the state’s agriculture industry then and even now.
Today, we ask that you join us in remembering this great Floridian that helped shaped our state and our agricultural heritage. Commissioner Conner will be remembered for his contributions to the industry and to the people around him.