Tag: extension

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

Longtime citrus scientist Jackie Burns named new dean for UF/IFAS research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today named Jackie Burns, the current director of UF’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, as its new dean for research for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF/IFAS to celebrate 100 years of Extension with displays, critters and lunch at Plaza of the Americas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alligators, an insect-petting zoo and lunch prepared by a former White House chef are among the highlights of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension celebration at… Read More

UF/IFAS associate dean awarded for educational program

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. Marty Main, associate dean for University of Florida Extension and associate director of Florida Sea Grant, is being recognized for his educational outreach by the Ecological Society of America. He… Read More

UF/IFAS officials unveil new Straughn Extension Professional Development Center

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials opened a new building Thursday that will be a second home for extension faculty gathering in Gainesville for professional development and training… Read More

University of Florida-led teams awarded $6.9 million for climate change projects

Two University of Florida-led teams have been awarded federal grants totaling $6.9 million for projects to develop heat-resistant corn and develop extension programs to help farmers cope with climate variability and climate change. The grants, for $5 million… Read More