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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

Kate Fletcher: Fostering community in and out of the classroom

Kate Fletcher is a senior lecturer and academic adviser for the UF/IFAS Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department (FYCS) as well as, the faculty adviser to the FYCS Club. Fletcher is known among all her students as passionate… Read More

My Tailormade College Experience as a Transfer Student to UF

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By Stephen Singleton, Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources Major As I was completing my Associate of Arts (AA) degree at a Florida state college, I was torn between what I wanted to do after obtaining my AA… Read More

From a CALS Student: Tips for Success When Transferring to College

By Emily Benoit, Agricultural Education and Communication Major During October 21-25, join the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in celebrating National Transfer Week.  Transferring to a big university can be scary. You aren’t starting as a freshman like… Read More

CALS Podcast: John-Walt Boatright, National Affairs Director at Florida Farm Bureau

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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the third podcast of our new… Read More

From Intern to Agent at UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension agent helps two girls plant seeds in a garden

By Cassidy Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Clay County (’19 animal sciences major) My internship with UF/IFAS Extension in the summer of 2018 was pivotal in shaping my college experience and gave me direction in my pursuit of… Read More

Internships and Semester Study Abroad with WEC student Adrian Dougherty

This fall, Adrian Dougherty traded in the flat landscapes of Gainesville for the mountains and grasslands of Ecuador through a study abroad program. This past summer, the senior wildlife ecology and conservation major interned at the Merritt Island… Read More

Students Attend Summer Program to Learn How to Solve Global Food Insecurity

While attending a summer camp with the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), 46 high school students visited the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and collected water samples to assess clarity and… Read More

An unforgettable adventure with the CALS Leadership Institute

CALS female student Gator chomps with four indigenous Peruvians

Dr. Natalie Coers and Dr. Charlotte Emerson work together every year to make the CALS Leadership Institute (LI) a success. Since 2009, the program has produced 10 cohorts of exceptional CALS students from majors including, but not limited to:… Read More

CALS Podcast: Student Involvement

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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the second podcast of our new… Read More