GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Larry Connor, former dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been given the E.T. York Distinguished Service Award, to honor his contributions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries.
Connor received the award Thursday, Nov. 20 at Emerson Hall, during an IFAS unit leaders’ meeting. His name will be added to the plaque commemorating all recipients of the award. Past recipients are E.T. York, Ken Tefertiller, Jim Davidson and John Woeste. (more …)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mankind’s quick trips to space haven’t had to cope with many problems that come with a longer stay off-planet, but research aboard the next shuttle mission will address one issue bound to come up in the foray to the final frontier – extraterrestrial motherhood.
The experiment will observe the progress of just-fertilized cow embryos as they divide and develop in the microgravity environment of the space shuttle. The experiment, which is expected to go up on the November 14 launch of the shuttle Endeavour, will be the first to examine how early-stage mammalian life develops under these conditions. (more …)
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mary Ann Gosa has been hired as the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ director of governmental relations. Her appointment becomes effective November 14.
Gosa is currently director of government and community affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, a position she’s held since 2005. In that job, she is a liaison between Farm Bureau members, state and federal agencies, legislators and local governments. (more …)