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Category: Professional Development

USDA-NIFA Awards UF/IFAS Faculty with National Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Nov. 4, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)…. Read More

CALS Student Honored as American Star in Agriscience Finalist at National FFA Convention

Lauren Roberts, first-year entomology and nematology student, has had the support of the Gator Nation in developing a project that is now recognized as top in the nation. This week, the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo is… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Farrah Johnson

As a 7th grade student Farrah Johnson earned her spot on the FFA parliamentary procedure team over two older students. This sparked her interest in FFA and agricultural education. Soon after, she decided she wanted to be an… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Dr. Valerie Sledd

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna Valerie (McKee) Sledd earned her undergraduate degree from the Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) Department in 2014 and her Ph.D. from the Department in 2019. She is currently… Read More

Florida fishing guide certification, on the web

Florida, the fishing capital of the world, has one of the most lucrative fishing industries in the United States. This industry provides jobs to thousands of people in the Sunshine State and contributes billions of dollars each year… Read More

FYCS Advisor Finds New Ways to Connect with Students During COVID

Academic advisors play a vital role in helping students reach graduation; from providing academic advice to emotional support, advisors are crucial to overall student success. The advisors in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences are finding… Read More

Success Story: USAID Program Teams with Haiti Agricultural Colleges to Improve Teaching and Learning

French version Haiti’s academic community well knows that to improve its critical agricultural sector Haiti needs to upgrade its institutions of higher education and to train more agricultural professionals in modern research and teaching techniques. But bringing about… Read More

EmpowerU trains volunteers to communicate science-based information

A train-the-trainer course (IST #31879) is being offered for UF/IFAS extension agents & faculty interested in experiencing the program and potentially collaborating to teach the program in the future.  EmpowerU is a new program designed to teach extension… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Kenny Etienne

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Kenny Etienne is a 2011 graduate of the Family Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) Department currently working as an Engineering Program Manager at Google supporting Google’s Firebase and… Read More

End of an internship, start of a career

Kassidy’s Internship Experience Hello! I am Kassidy House, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Communication and Outreach intern at UF IFAS Extension and Sustainability Sarasota County (It is a mouthful I know). This is a blog about my wonderful… Read More