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Category: Professional Development

Florida Panhandle Forest and Drinking Water Workshop

August 27 & 28, 2019 Apalachicola and Eastpoint, Florida Presented by the Florida Forest Service and the Workshop Planning Team The event will start with a day of tours, including the Tate’s Hell State Forest, as well as… Read More

Interested in collaborating to manage ecosystems? Attend NATA workshop in September!

Overview Are you a natural resource professional interested in collaborating to manage ecosystems? Are you someone looking to discover strategies that bring multiple organizations and individuals together to seek common solutions? Do you want to learn how to… Read More

AREA Project Holds Conference with Aim of Empowering New Generation of Haitian Women

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9, 2019 — Women play an increasingly vital role in Haiti’s economy and are engaged in all aspects of the all-important agricultural sector, which employs the majority of women and accounts for one-quarter of country’s… Read More

What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress

Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of… Read More

CALS Celebrates Academic Father Figures

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) As we honor our fathers during the month of June, the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) would like to thank the many… Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose to Major in Agricultural Operations Management

By Noah Boldt, master’s student studying fisheries and aquatic sciences, CALS alumnus ‘19 (agricultural operations management major) The agricultural operations management (AOM) major combines hands-on applied coursework and core business principles with emerging technologies and sustainable methods. Students gain… Read More

Haitian entrepreneurs gain skills to build food businesses

Owners and operators of small food companies in Haiti say they face many challenges to get their products to market. There are shortages of raw materials, a scarcity of equipment, a lack of proper packaging and limited access… Read More

NATA has awarded 10 workshop participants with Certificate in Natural Areas Management so far in 2019

10 people have already earned their Certificate in Natural Areas Management (CNAM) in 2019! While a few of these participants have been able to accomplish this in just a year, the majority have taken multiple years to earn their… Read More

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC Launches Inaugural Graduate Student Research Day

As a way to include UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in research presentations affiliated with the University of Florida, the Gulf Coast Postdoc and Student Association (GCPSA) organized an inaugural… Read More