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Record Group Number: 000200
Series/Collection Number: .S 1911
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Title, Dates: Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Martha Rhodes adminstrative support files, 1984-1989.
Amount: 3.50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by subject.
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Biographical/Historical:       The Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture was created in 1959 when the Dept. of Agriculture was re-organized and expanded (Ch. 59-54, Laws). The Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture, coordinated and approved travel, revised regulations and publicity, reviewed federal agreements and represented the Commissioner when necessary (Ch. 69-216, Ch. 74-204, Laws).  Harold Hoffman was Commissioner Doyle Conner's first Assistant Commissioner. After he retired in the early 1980s, Conner appointed Earl Peterson to replace him.  He served until 1984.
    Martha Rhodes was the Department of Agriculture's Assistant Commissioner under Commissioner Doyle Conner from 1984 to 1989.  From 1972 to her appointment as Assistant Commissioner, she was Bureau Chief and a microbiologist for the Bureau of Food Laboratory. Born in Oxford, Mississippi on 11 August 1939, Rhodes received her B.S. in biology from North Georgia College, and she held a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Georgia.
Summary:   This series consists of the subject files for Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture Martha Rhodes, which contain reports, clippings, correspondence, and memoranda reflecting the duties and issues connected with the office, including consumer protection, regulating pesticides, assisting in the development of the Endangered Species Act, and monitoring food safety.
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Subject Access Fields: Conner, Doyle, 1928-
Agriculture Florida
Pesticides Florida
Pollution Florida
Consumer protection Florida
Food industry and trade.
Endangered species.
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