Veteran Economist Named Interim Director of Tropical Research and Education Center

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC), has been named interim director of the center as the unit is hiring seven new faculty members. The new scientists include an agro-ecologist (a combination of agronomist and ecologist) who will study, …