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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

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

UF/IFAS RCREC Graduate Student Highlight: Wes Anderson

By: Bethany Wight, Biologist UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Wesley “Wes” Anderson was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and raised in Lancaster County where he graduated from Cocalico Senior High School in 2005. Lancaster is the heart… Read More

Understanding Animal Welfare Through Behavior

Animal welfare within the food and agriculture industries has become increasingly important to consumers. For animal researchers like Emily Miller-Cushon, Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, studying animal welfare has been her… Read More

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Jonathan Heavner

Agricultural educator Jonathan Heavner is a 2017 graduate of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. He is currently working at Braden River High School. What brought you to CALS and your department? What first sparked your… 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

UF Environmental Horticulture Club hosts 24th annual Poinsettia Sale

By Teresa Suits 2020 has been a year filled with “unprecedented times,” making it more important than ever to spread holiday cheer this winter season while also supporting students in the UF Environmental Horticulture Club. The 2020 Poinsettia… Read More