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Updated: 03/12/2018 08:42:03AM

Marvin Kahn in Citrus Hall of Fame

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Marvin D. Kahn, owner of Kahn Citrus Management LLC, gives a lengthy and heartfelt thank you speech to members of the Florida Citrus Mutual and Florida Department of Citrus during Friday's Florida Citrus Hall of Fame 2018 Citrus Celebration, where he and Dr. Gene Albrigo were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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John Jackson, left, chairman of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, congratulates Marvin D. Kahn on his induction into the organization. The ceremony took place Friday in the Hollis Wellness Center at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

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A video biography of Marvin Kahn, on screen at right, points out his more than 64-year love affair with his wife, Elsa. Kahn credits her with much of his success, from good contacts to constructive criticism to being his best lifelong friend.

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By PHIL ATTINGER

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LAKELAND — When asked what he tells young people getting into citrus, Marvin D. Kahn said, “Where there’s a lot of problems, there’s also a lot of opportunity.”

He and Dr. Gene Abrigo, fruit production researcher, said the work of the youth, cooperation from others and help of family helped build their love for fruit production and citrus.

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