Ep #2: Dr. Patti Anderson, Botanist
Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Plant Industry News. This episode starts off our warm welcome to the new Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole "Nikki" Fried along with a mention of our gratitude to the previous Commissioner, Adam Putnam for his years of service. Director, Dr. Trevor Smith keeps us informed about the issues the Division of Plant Industry is facing currently. Enjoy an interview with Dr. Patti Anderson, the head Botanist at DPI as she discusses her journey to and with the division and entertains us with an original musical number inspired by her work. Stay tuned to the end of the podcast to hear our Division Digest. This month we announced the retirement of Dr. Xiaoan Sun, our Plant Pathology section head. The Florida State Fair will be held from February 7-18 in Tampa, Florida where DPI will have a booth featuring our Entomology and Apiary sections. Be sure to stop in! Follow us on social media @FDACSDPI. As always, you can find updated versions of our latest publications and papers on our website at https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Plant-Industry. Subscribe and rate us! If you have any questions or suggestions for topics feel free to submit them to DPIfirstname.lastname@example.org and we will reference them in the next episode.