UF/IFAS CALS Alumna Honored with Award for Dedication to the College and Florida Agricultural Community

With a love for animals beginning at a young age, Tory Moore competed in nearly every Florida FFA competition available to her through East Ridge High School. These experiences led Moore to initially study animal sciences at the… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Student Discovered Animal Sciences, Career through 4-H

You don’t need to grow up on a farm to make a career animal sciences. Kylie Philips fell in love with the field through her local 4-H program. “I didn’t come from an agricultural background. If it wasn’t… Read More

Plant Health on the Go Workshop for growers in December

The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) will hold a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3 where growers can learn plant health management techniques from horticulture experts. Building on… Read More

Gainesville Outdoor Expo to Showcase Recreation, Education Opportunities

Who:    93.7 K Country (event sponsor), UF/IFAS What:    UF/IFAS Extension will join community organizations and businesses in celebrating outdoor activities and education at this free, family friendly event. UF/IFAS will be represented by the 4-H youth development program,… Read More

New UF-Led Study Finds Bacterial Similarities Among Diseased Coral Species

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 2014, an unprecedented disease outbreak affecting the soft tissue of many species of stony coral was first detected in Florida. Since then, stony coral tissue loss disease has been identified in… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat,… Read More

Cattle Forage Agronomist Elver Hodges Dies at 107, Leaves Indelible Legacy

ONA, Fla. — Elver Hodges blazed trails as the first scientist hired at the University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. He introduced improved forages and management techniques for pastures. Hodges passed away at the age… Read More

New Grapefruit Rootstock, Scion Experiment Rises from UF/IFAS Experimental Grove

BY ROBIN KOESTOYO FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The world’s peerless grapefruit grows in the Indian River Citrus District. Fruit balanced with sugar and tart, and a thin rind for easy peeling, the fruit is sold mostly for export… Read More