Category: Events

UF Offers Tips on Preparing Your Home, Family for a Hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As hurricane season approaches, residents should take the time now to prepare their homes for storms, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member. According to UF/IFAS Extension Highlands… Read More

UF Student Receives Prestigious Mass Media Fellowship for Science Communication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From Himalayan peaks through the red-rock trails of Utah to the murky mysteries of Florida waterways, University of Florida student Joan Meiners’ constant companion on these adventures is her journal and pen. This summer, Meiners… Read More

IFAS/CALS Faculty Earn Top Mentoring, Teaching Awards from UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida honored two Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) faculty with university-wide teaching and mentorship awards at a ceremony held April 11. Shirley Baker, associate professor in the UF/IFAS School of… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at the… Read More

UF Expert Offers Tips on Navigating Mother’s Day as a Stepparent

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heather Griffith grew up spending alternating weeks at her divorced parents’ homes. But on Mother’s Day, there was no question where she would be: with her mom. “It was never an issue; it was just… Read More

In the Animal Kingdom, Many Ways to Be ‘World’s Best Mom’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the animal kingdom, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes — and some versions are downright strange, according to researchers in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida… Read More

On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great time… Read More

UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than… Read More

UF/IFAS Learning Center Receives New Name

By Christy Chiarelli   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The learning center located in the UF/IFAS Austin Cary Forest was recently renamed the Roland T. Stern Learning Center. In late January, the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation hosted… Read More