Tag: Agricultural Education and Communication

UF Graduate Students Utilize “Skype in the Classroom” to Teach the Science of Mosquitoes, Careers in Entomology

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Now middle and high school student across the globe will have an opportunity to hear directly from scientists at the University of Florida about how they are working… Read More

UF Students Learn Policy Communication on Capitol Hill

By Jarred Shellhouse Visiting Washington, D.C. for the first time, University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Christine Krebs experienced how real-life policies and science intersect. During March 2-6, Krebs and her 18 classmates met… Read More

Suarez Selected as Hispanic Latino Affairs’ first “Faculty-in-Residence” at UF

By Jarred Shellhouse GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cecilia E. Suarez, assistant professor of agricultural leadership development, has been selected to serve the University of Florida’s Hispanic-Latino Affairs (HLA) office as its first “faculty-in-residence”. Throughout her three years as a… Read More

UF Alumni Honored with Horizon Awards from College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Bernie LeFils and Avery Sams met in high school at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, and became engaged during their time at the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Bernie majored in… Read More

11 UF/IFAS Faculty Members, Graduate Students Honored with National NACTA Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recognized University of Florida faculty and students for their excellence in teaching at its 64th annual conference in June at Iowa State University. The conference brings… Read More

UF Survey: Homeowners Want to Keep Their Lawns Lush and Conserve Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners who irrigate want a beautiful lawn, and they’re more than willing to conserve water, a new University of Florida survey shows. It’s not a matter of a lush lawn versus saving a precious commodity…. Read More

Like to lie in the hammock? That – and other variables — will trigger how you fertilize, irrigate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some urban residents see their landscapes as havens for birds or pollinators. Some like the sheer beauty of a well-kempt lawn or a place to relax. Still others prefer the profit they might make from… Read More

UF study: Family, friends are first source for food safety info

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people who wonder about food safety will ask their family or friends for help, not necessarily experts, according to new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research. On the other… Read More

UF helps residents save at least 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Participants in a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program saved 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation in 2016, enough to supply 15 subdivisions with water for a year, UF/IFAS experts… Read More

Florida peaches pack a punch as a succulent snack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only… Read More