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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

Dr. George Agrios Scholarship Endowment

The Dr. George Agrios Scholarship Endowment effort is underway with a leadership gift from the Martin Law Firm. With additional giving from alumni, supporters and the Agrios family, $30,000 in pledges has been secured to permanently endow the… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More

Graduates return to Haiti to showcase agricultural research findings, new skills

> Read the press release in French PÉTIONVILLE, Haiti — The Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA project) hosted  a research forum on Wednesday, Jan. 22 to showcase the accomplishments of… Read More

UF Online Programs See New Gains in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida online degree programs saw new gains in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week. UF Online, the University of Florida’s online undergraduate program, rose to the No. 4… Read More

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition

A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in… Read More

UF Undergrad Wins Outstanding Student Award

Sarah Birkmire was recognized by the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department with an Outstanding Undergraduate Award. In addition to the award, Birkmire will receive a scholarship to aid in academic costs. “I feel honored to have been… Read More

Vero Beach’s 19th Annual Gardenfest!

The 19th annual Gardenfest! in Rivererside Park, Vero Beach was a big hit.  Though rain had most leaving early Saturday we made up for it on Sunday afternoon.  The park was crowded with happy gardeners looking for that… Read More

UF Adds New Beekeeping Class and Apiculture Study Abroad Program to Course Offerings

After seeing beekeeping named on a Top 10 list of neat classes at the University of Florida, Carson Beattie wanted to see what the hype was all about. “That’s when I fell in love with beekeeping,” said Beattie,… Read More

Texas Airport Environmental Affairs Executive Named UF Distinguished Alumnus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the helm of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW Airport) sustainability, future mobility and disruptive technology initiatives is Robert Horton. On Dec. 14, Horton was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the University of… Read More