Florida Ag Woman of the Year

Randall Weiseman Florida, General, Nursery Crops

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has announced that Colleen Boggs of Homestead has been selected to receive the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award for 2007.

Boggs is owner and president of Pine Island Nursery, a family-owned and operated nursery in southern Miami-Dade County. Established in 1972, Pine Island Nursery is a leading producer and exporter of tropical fruits, and tropical fruit, nut and spice trees.

“Colleen Boggs has contributed greatly to Florida’s agricultural industry during her lifetime of service,” Bronson said. “After working as an assistant taxonomist, high school biology teacher, horse boarder and construction project manager, Colleen bought a small nursery and turned it into a major exporter of fruit and trees. Along the way she overcame major setbacks due to hurricanes and crop disease, never wavering from her commitment to excellence and drive for success.”

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