Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has announced that Colleen Boggs of Homestead has been selected to receive the â€œWoman of the Year in Agricultureâ€ 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.
â€œColleen Boggs has contributed greatly to Floridaâ€™s agricultural industry during her lifetime of service,â€ Bronson said. â€œAfter 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.â€
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