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Aiming to Improve Production of Florida Grapefruit, UF/IFAS Student Earns Fourth Academic Scholarship

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Dinesh Phuyal, who is pursuing a master’s degree in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, recently garnered a prestigious Yara North American Crop Innovation… Read More

UF Students Host “Day of Service” Event to Combat Global Food Insecurity

Malnutrition is the largest contributor to disease in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With a growing international population projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050, the demand for global food… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Launches Academy to Promote a Culture of Effective Mentoring

Many academics do not receive formal mentorship education. Yet, when students receive effective mentoring from a faculty member or adviser, this can have positive impacts on the student’s productivity, creativity and mental health, according to a 2018 article… Read More

Growing Batty: UF/IFAS Researchers Discover That Rare Bats Pollinate Durian Trees

Every October, creatures of the night await their once-a-year opportunity to go forth and feast upon sweet treats offered abundantly throughout the neighborhood. A typical Halloween in Florida? An event celebrating Bat Week, observed internationally Oct. 24-31? Not… Read More

From a CALS Student: Tips for Success When Transferring to College

By Emily Benoit, Agricultural Education and Communication Major During October 21-25, join the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in celebrating National Transfer Week.  Transferring to a big university can be scary. You aren’t starting as a freshman like… Read More

Loop Legislative Internship 10-year Anniversary

From Tallahassee, Florida, to Washington, D.C., the Loop Legislative Internship Program has supported more than 20 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students in various majors. This year, the scholarship celebrates its 10th anniversary! In 2009, the… Read More

CALS Podcast: John-Walt Boatright, National Affairs Director at Florida Farm Bureau

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the third podcast of our new… Read More

From Intern to Agent at UF/IFAS Extension

By Cassidy Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Clay County (’19 animal sciences major) My internship with UF/IFAS Extension in the summer of 2018 was pivotal in shaping my college experience and gave me direction in my pursuit of… Read More