Category: UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension working to help farmers and ranchers keep it all in the family with AgSave$ Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Marianna farmer and rancher Ken Barton, the combination of business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension looking for summer interns – apply now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kayla Malone, a University of Florida senior studying political science, worked full time on campus as an intern with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension sector last summer, doing research on community development,… Read More

UF/IFAS’ Place chosen for elite leadership institute.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nick Place, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences dean and director for Extension, was accepted for the Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for high-level academia, industry, and government… Read More

UF/IFAS helping those in need eat healthy for the New Year

SARASOTA, Fla. — Karen Maxey, 69, grew up on a farm eating fresh fruits and vegetables and maintained that healthy diet throughout her life.  But in 2007, the economy took a toll on her personal and professional life;… Read More

University of Florida receives part of $7 million grant to empower women farmers in Africa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Kathleen Colverson works in places like Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia, she watches as women farmers rise before dawn to gather firewood and water to make breakfast for their families. They send the older children… Read More