Category: UF/IFAS

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers and… Read More

UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation sets Spring Celebration for April 5-6

UF/IFAS file photo of Austin Cary Forest palmetto and pine, by Dawn McKinstry GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation has two reasons to celebrate: One is the annual SFRC… Read More

UF/IFAS students awarded at recent agronomy, soil science meeting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences students received awards during a recent agronomy and soil science conference held last month in Cincinnati. The conference, joint meetings of the American Society of… Read More

UF’s Teri Balser appointed to elite group rethinking undergraduate biology education

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Teri Balser, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been named to a group of 40 elite scholars tasked with re-imagining biology education for U.S. college undergraduates. Balser was… Read More

Farm Bureau helps UF/IFAS get closer to fundraising goal for new learning center

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation received a $50,000 donation Wednesday from the Florida Farm Bureau to help rebuild a learning center… Read More

UF/IFAS’ new FloraGator website can help students learn to classify plants by family

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — FloraGator, an online plant identification website developed by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is now available via mobile app and Internet website. The site enables users to take information about a… Read More

Many ways to connect with UF/IFAS through social media

Click here to view image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With a statewide mission to ensure healthy food, families and natural resources across Florida, a great way to keep up with the vast resources of the University… Read More

UF, Peace Corps offer new program through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Demand for Peace Corps volunteers with agricultural skills has helped create a new degree program available from the University of Florida. Known as the Peace Corps… Read More

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture addresses U.S. agriculture needs during UF stop

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Opportunities for jobs in agriculture abound, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan told University of Florida students and faculty Thursday. “We actually have a gap… Read More