Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Amit Roy
City of Florence Walk of Honor
Named President of the International Fertilizer Development Center in 1992, Dr. Amit Roy distinguished himself as a leader of a team to create sustainable agricultural productivity worldwide, alleviating hunger and ensuring food security.
Erected 2014 by City of Florence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
Location. 34° 48.358′ N, 87° 37.891′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place, 0.3 miles south of Veterans Drive. Located in River Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Hightower Place, Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar Stanton DePriest (here, next to this marker); Charles Caine Anderson (here, next to this marker); Rear Adm. John Murray Hood (here, next to this marker); Frank Perron Achorn (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this Ronnie Gene Flippo (within shouting distance of this marker); James Thomas Rapier (within shouting distance of this marker); William Christopher Handy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . The World Food Prize. In 2008, Dr. Norman Borlaug wrote me a letter about the future of food security. In it he said, “The work of the Green Revolution is not yet finished and I believe it will take a new round of technological advancement, political commitment, commercial development and a lot of hard work to complete the job.” These words have stuck with me and were the impetus behind IFDC’s formation of the Virtual Fertilizer Research Center. As a valued member of the IFDC board of directors from 1994 to 2003, Dr. Borlaug helped guide IFDC into the field, promoting efforts across the agricultural value chain. (Submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 5, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.