Cola B. Streetman (1907-1991)
In 1943 Streetman became a founding member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association. Streetman served on the FFVA board for 35 years and the executive committee for ten years.
Hogan & Sons Citrus Company
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
Indian River Citrus League
Indian River Grapefruit Committee
Florida Gold Growers
Born in Alabama in 1907, Cola B. Streetman moved to Vero Beach, Florida, in 1929, entering the citrus industry with his father-in-law. Streetman became general manager of Hogan and Sons Citrus Company which operated in Indian River and St. Lucie counties at that time. In 1943 Streetman became a founding member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association. The organization’s primary focus was to represent vegetable growers during wartime regulation of production quotas, rationing, labor availability and transportation. Another purpose of the organization was to enhance the business and competitive environment for producing and marketing fruits, vegetables and other crops. Streetman served on the FFVA board for 35 years and the executive committee for ten years. He received the FFVA’s highest honor, the distinguished service award, in 1977, and in 1989 FFVA recognized him for a “lifetime of service and dedication” as director emeritus.
Streetman also served as chairman of the board and president of the Indian River Citrus League, director of both the grower’s administrative committee and the Indian River grapefruit committee, director of Florida Gold Growers. He was also a member of the Florida Department of Agriculture’s advisory committee on state inspection fees.