Tag: News

UF/IFAS Faculty Launches New Approach to Massive Open Online Courses with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Collaborators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Discussion boards in a traditional Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, look like most discussion boards on the internet: unorganized threads with contributors from all different perspectives piling on to a topic. Participating in the… Read More

New UF Soil and Water Sciences Chair Sees Opportunity in Florida’s Water Challenges

Above: Matt Whiles conducting research in the field.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing up in the Midwest, Matt Whiles learned quickly that the best place to find his favorite critters—insects, reptiles and amphibians—was around streams and wetlands. Water meant… Read More

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Gear Up for Spring Festivals, Plant Sales

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spring is around the corner, and Master Gardeners across central Florida are gearing up for festivals and plant sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

Suarez Selected as Hispanic Latino Affairs’ first “Faculty-in-Residence” at UF

By Jarred Shellhouse GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cecilia E. Suarez, assistant professor of agricultural leadership development, has been selected to serve the University of Florida’s Hispanic-Latino Affairs (HLA) office as its first “faculty-in-residence”. Throughout her three years as a… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Innovative Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help central Florida residents get and stay healthy…. Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Alumni Earn Leadership Positions with the Society of American Foresters

By Kim Scotto and Dana Edwards GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After becoming involved with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) as students at the University of Florida, two alumni of the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)… Read More

Younger Generation Bringing New Energy to UF/IFAS Master Gardeners as Program Celebrates 40 Years in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – Angie Dixon, 38, was working long hours as a project manager, but would spend weekends trolling plant shows and local community gardens. Though she loved everything about plants, she knew nothing about gardening. “I figured… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher: Arbor Day a Great Way to Remember Importance of Trees

ORLANDO, Fla. – With Florida’s Arbor Day on Jan. 18, more local municipalities are looking for ways to recognize the importance of trees in urban areas. Orlando has a tree giveaway program, while Tampa is currently working to… Read More