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Category: Professional Development

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Pauline Lawrence, career entomologist and champion of graduate education

Pauline O. Lawrence As the first black female graduate student and one of fewer than five full time registered female graduate students in Entomology in 1969-72, Pauline Lawrence became keenly aware that field and extension experiences were not… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension agent earns national diversity and inclusion award

Eva Maria Pabon’s Extension efforts reach as far as Puerto Rico. There, she trained five University of Puerto Rico Extension faculty and administrators to bring the Master Gardener Volunteer program to their community. These trainings resulted in 17… Read More

SNRE graduate student launches mentoring program

Adam Searles, an incoming Interdisciplinary Ecology Ph.D. student, is launching a mentoring program at UF for the Hollings Scholarship. The program is operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It provides undergraduates with academic assistance… Read More

Nature Knowledge Webinar

Nature Knowledge is a new speaker series developed to share current knowledge about Florida nature. Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Agent in Natural Resources with UF/IFAS Extension, hosts an expert each month to discuss a current environmental topic… Read More

Dr. Bhadha receives 2020 Seymour Goldweber Award

Dr. Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha received a 2020 Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. Bhadha is an assistant professor of Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department. He conducts his work at… Read More

UF Recognizes Todd Thrift with Superior Accomplishment Award

Dr. Todd Thrift, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, was recently awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida in the academic personnel category. This program recognizes faculty and… Read More

UF/IFAS now offers Green Business online education course for all Florida businesses

The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Waste Reduction program has added a new course to UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning: Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs) The “Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs)” course is open for all… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

WPS Train-The-Trainer Certification and Pesticide Safety available online

Need to get the certificate to become a Worker Protection Safety (WPS) trainer? The training is now online.  Materials can be download or streamed from YouTube. (It will take some time to download some of these materials due… Read More

Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals

Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals UF/IFAS researchers are surveying agricultural professionals on the impact of COVID-19. The intent of the project is to capture the stories within the Florida food system to provide insights into… Read More