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With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon farmers face uncertainty due to COVID-19

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the uncertainty around the… Read More

UF agricultural and biological engineering graduate program ranks among top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Florida’s agricultural and biological engineering graduate program remains in the Top 10 nationwide, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings that came out March 17. The program ranked No…. Read More

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic…. Read More

UF launches online resources for teaching agriculture, life sciences remotely

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida faculty and students have launched an online resource for agricultural educators adjusting to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As teachers in Florida… Read More

UF spring plant and coleus sale set for March 28 and 29

This event will not take place this year. The information below was posted prior to this announcement.  Who:    Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), part of the… Read More

Reaching new heights: Setting cameras in trees gives glimpse at rare African species

When most people imagine a wildlife researcher, they probably picture someone trekking through nature and jotting down observations about the animals around them. While this kind of fieldwork is still done today, many researchers now study wildlife with… Read More

Sherry Larkin named director of Florida Sea Grant

By Rhett Register Sherry Larkin, associate dean for UF/IFAS Research and associate director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named director of Florida Sea Grant, effective immediately. Larkin joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000… Read More

Gator Dining Services partners with Florida Cattle Ranchers

Bringing sustainable, “Fresh From Florida” beef to the University of Florida Starting in January 2020, Gator Dining Services/Aramark, the official food service provider of the University of Florida, began purchasing local beef products from Florida Cattle Ranchers (FCR)…. Read More