Ag Commissioner Putnam Touts Role In Historic Land Transfer For FAMU

May 9, 2016

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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