Category: Community Volunteers

Florida cattleman donates cow to UF’s campus food pantry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the University of Florida, 16 percent of those who visited the on-campus Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry mentioned the service was their sole source of food when they needed temporary assistance…. Read More

UF student overcomes adversity to earn bachelor’s degree at 52

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After decades of putting a dream to earn a college degree on hold, Alicia Thomas, 52, will accomplish her life goal this spring by earning her bachelor’s in family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) from… 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

Gardener grows legacy of generosity with special donation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gardeners seek out the University of Florida IFAS Extension Master Gardener program to expand their love of gardening with a commitment to serve their community. But when the time spent fundraising for the program crowded… Read More

Volunteers travel hundreds of miles to rebuild 4-H farms hit by Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After Hurricane Irma swept through south Florida, Jeramy Smith, 4-H agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, jumped in his car to survey damage at the three agricultural learning sites used by the county’s 4-H youth… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS students join in hurricane relief efforts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year’s hurricane season has left Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and many other states and countries with severe damage. However, the aftermath of these storms has led students within the University… Read More

UF honors alumni, friends at annual Dinner of Distinction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences honored some of its most ardent supporters at its annual Dinner of Distinction, held recently. This was the fifth year for the awards banquet that… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies in southwest Florida

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  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma,… Read More