ASAS has learned of the passing of Dr. Clarence Ammerman on January 22, 2017. Dr. Ammerman’s career spanned 42 years in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida.
Dr. Ammerman was born May 21, 1929, in Cynthiana, KY. He received his B.S. degree in 1951 and M.S. degree in 1952 from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1956.
During his career in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, Dr. Ammerman’s primary research contributions were in the area of toxicity, interrelationships and bioavailability of mineral elements to animals. Dr. Ammerman became an ASAS Fellow in 1995. He received many additional honors, including ASAS’s highest honor, the Morrison Award, in 1989. He also was a recipient of the American Feed Industry Association Award in Nutrition Research and the Gustav Bohstedt Award in Minerals Research.