(Dec. 2, 5:33 p.m.) South: Pam Dunning joined Ideal Sales Inc. on Nov. 1.

In her newly created position with the Dallas-based produce firm, Dunning is responsible for Colorado potato sales, she said.

Dunning previously was a saleswoman for Mountain Valley Produce LLC, Center, Colo.; she had been at the potato company since 1998.

West

James Paul has joined Prima Bella Produce Inc., as director of sales and marketing.

In this newly created position, Paul oversees sales and marketing efforts for the Tracy, Calif.-based sweet corn firm, he said.

Paul also is continuing his affiliation with his family’s company, Greg Paul Produce Sales Inc., Stockton, Calif.

Recognition

Larry Connor, former dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Gainesville, has been awarded the E.T. York Distinguished Service Award, honoring his contributions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources.

Awarded at an Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences unit leaders meeting on Nov. 20, Connor’s name will be added to the plaque commemorating past recipients.

Connor was the head of the agricultural college from 1991 until he retired in 1999.