UF Professor Recognized for a Career of Accomplishment (Growing America)

UF Professor Recognized for a Career of Accomplishment

Fred G. Gmitter, Jr., professor of horticulture and citrus breeder at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center, has been recognized as a 2021 Fellow by the American Society for Horticultural Science. Election as a Fellow of the Society is the highest honor that ASHS can bestow on its members, in recognition of truly outstanding contributions to horticulture and the Society. 

More than 500 Members have been accorded this honor in the years since the first Fellows were elected in 1965. Gmitter joins other University of Florida/IFAS citrus faculty Jude Grosser, Jacqueline Burns and the late L. Gene Albrigo, in being recognized by his academic peers. 

Fellows must demonstrate a career of sustained excellence including significant contributions to advancing the science of horticulture and service to the profession.

“Dr. Gmitter is a worthy recipient of this honor and exceptional representative of the academic horticultural community,” said Michael Rogers, director of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center.  “He has a career of committed service to the Florida citrus community and dedication to moving citrus science forward.” 

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