Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

UF to tackle water issues, challenges at annual symposium on Feb. 6, 7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Water—how much we have, its quality and how we use it – is the one issue that touches every Florida resident and community. Scientists from North America will gather at the University of Florida to… Read More

UF students win grants for projects that aid farmers in developing countries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences were awarded seven grants for projects that help farmers in developing countries address horticultural marketing and production. The University of Florida is… Read More

UF honors CALS alumnus Gustavo Fonseca with Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gustavo Alberto da Fonseca, a world-renown ecological scholar and key figure in biodiversity conservation, was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Florida at the fall graduation ceremony in December. The award… Read More

Root biologist joins UF fight against citrus greening

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.— An inventive fruit tree researcher has joined the University of Florida IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center. Lorenzo Rossi is the center’s first-ever root biology professor and will support the university’s… Read More

UF gets $8.7 million grant to improve nutritional quality and food safety in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) announces an $8.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over five years to fund research aimed at tackling global hunger… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS gives back by developing a student philanthropy council

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Family, youth and community sciences senior Rebecca Troast plans to use the skills she is learning now for a future career in nonprofit donor relations. This interest attracted her to the newly-formed Student Philanthropy Council,… Read More

Annual poinsettia sale hosted by UF student organization is an experiential learning model for other universities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Each December, the undergraduate environmental horticulture club in the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts its highly-anticipated poinsettia sale. This year, the 21st annual poinsettia sale will be Dec…. Read More

UF/IFAS CALS student places first in international graduate student competition

APOPKA, Fla. – Debalina Saha, an environmental horticulture graduate assistant at the University of Florida, has always wanted to study how different mulches and herbicides affect weed growth. Her tenacity has paid off: Saha placed first in the… Read More

USDA honors 2 UF/IFAS faculty with teaching excellence awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received Excellence in Teaching honors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The awards were announced at the annual meeting of… Read More