Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is touting the role he played in what’s being hailed as the largest land transfer ever from the federal government to a historically black college or university.
“I’m proud to be writing the next chapter of the history of this university, thanks to your President’s [Elmira Mangum] leadership, with the largest transfer in the history of the United States to FAMU,” said Putnam, speaking at Florida A and M University’s recent spring commencement.
The close to 3,800 acres of land is near Brooksville. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the property to FAMU for research purposes.
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