FLOR500, Garden 24 Fanny-Fern Smith Davis, Botanist (1903–1998) Fanny-Fern Davis was a botanist who developed techniques that increased food production. She was able to work in her field because World War II had removed male scientists from their positions. She came to the panhandle of Florida in the 1960s after her retirement. Davis conducted research in wildflowers and founded the biology department at Okaloosa Walton Community College (now Northwest Florida State College).
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Fanny-Fern Smith Davis, Botanist 

(1903–1998)

Fanny-Fern Davis was a botanist who developed techniques that increased food production. She was able to work in her field because World War II had removed male scientists from their positions. She came to the panhandle of Florida in the 1960s after her retirement. Davis conducted research in wildflowers and founded the biology department at Okaloosa Walton Community College (now Northwest Florida State College).





 




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