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UF/IFAS CALS students respond to Hurricane Irma

The young men above are from Alpha Gamma Rho (the Agriculture Fraternity at UF). They are cleaning up the grounds of the McCarty area on campus after Hurricane Irma. They are students of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

One of our students, Amonte Martin, had been collecting items around the university for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Since Hurricane Irma, he has also been collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Irma. The college is working with Amonte on how we can help with his effort on a larger scale.


In addition, one of our College of Agricultural and Life Sciences biology advisers, Brandi Phillips, has deployed with the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) team affiliated with the UF Vet School. The team responds to assist the state in response to animal and agricultural disasters whenever an emergency has been officially declared by the state or federal government. They have been deployed to the Florida Keys for animal medical transport, conducted an assessment of Florida Horse Park in Ocala, and dropped off animal crates donated by PetSmart at hurricane shelters in Kissimmee.

CALS is also collecting club t-shirts to send to a high school affected by the Hurricane Harvey flooding.

By Dana Edwards