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Category: Work & Life

Animal sciences graduate creates resources for horse owners during COVID-19

When Aly Morrison was approached about creating national resources for horse owners on essential equine care and personal preparedness plans during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, she immediately offered her design skills and talents. Since October 2019, Morrison,… Read More

Animal sciences graduate shares how extracurriculars led to her career path

During her time as a member of the National FFA Organization through middle and high school, Shelby Bundy learned about the variety of careers in agriculture. After showing livestock at local fairs, Shelby became interested in the animal… Read More

CALS alumna leads 2020 spring graduate to family, youth and community sciences major

An encounter with a family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) alumna led Merari Flores Saldana to the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). While working as a volunteer one summer, Merari asked one of the employees… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Marlena Moore

Marlena Moore always wanted to be a part of agriculture. With an affinity for numbers, majoring in food and resource economics was a perfect fit. Moore wanted to stay close to home for college, which she was able… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Charles Bogner

Charles Bogner had an interest in biology, medicine, and anatomy growing up. He began his undergraduate studies as a biology major, but soon discovered his true passion: microbiology. “During my intro to microbiology class we started going over… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Erica Santiago

Erica Santiago discovered the family, youth and community sciences major from her colleagues while serving as a student U Matter Ambassador for the UF Division of Student Affairs. Her interest in mental health and helping others overcome anxiety… Read More

My View: Mobilizing and Empowering Our Communities to End Food Insecurity

students from florida youth institute summer program at the end of the week banquet

By Alfred Koch, junior nutritional sciences major with a minor in food science  As a University of Florida student studying nutritional sciences and food science in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, I want to help… Read More

Q&A with food scientist and CALS alum, Luis Martinez

two men stand next to food science machines

During Nov. 18-22, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) celebrates “food science” as the major of the week. Check out our @ufcals social media posts and blogs throughout the week highlighting this major! Luis Martinez,… Read More

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