Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests (05/15/2012)

By Aired on WUFT on May 15th, 2012

Frank Stronach by plaque
Canadian entrepreneur Frank Stronach stands next to a special plaque unveiled for him at the dedication ceremony at the University of Florida’s Plant Science Center near Citra.

The Frank Stronach Plant Science Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s agronomic, fruit and vegetable research efforts.  Today marked the dedication of the conference center to Stronach himself.  The celebration wasn’t without controversy.  Protesters turned out from a variety of locations and organizations over Stronach’s plans for a 30,000 acre organic beef ranch and Stronach’s permit request to pump 13 and a half million gallons of water per day for the ranch.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend reports, the Canadian businessman took note of the outside protests and promised to be a good corporate citizen in Marion County.

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