Lynn Parker Kirkland (1886-1941)

Inducted 1962


Winter Haven

Adams Packing Association

Florida Citrus Commission


Lynn Parker Kirkland was born in Dothan, Alabama in 1886. Kirkland moved to Winter Haven, Florida in 1916 and, two years later, began his career as a fertilizer agent upon entering the citrus business as a grower. After many years operating as a successful grower, he helped Dr. Charles W. Adams and others form the Adams Packing Association in 1927. He served as the association’s Vice President for many years. .

Kirkland was also appointed to the first Florida Citrus Commission in 1935, serving as its Chairman. His leadership helped establish a strong foundation for the Commission and cemented its role within the Florida citrus industry.