Tag: extension

UF/IFAS part of new website showcasing land-grant university impacts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help inform agricultural producers, policymakers and the public about its accomplishments, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is contributing to a new website, http://landgrantimpacts.org, that showcases projects by research and… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension working to help farmers and ranchers keep it all in the family with AgSave$ Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Marianna farmer and rancher Ken Barton, the combination of business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension looking for summer interns – apply now

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kayla Malone, a University of Florida senior studying political science, worked full time on campus as an intern with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension sector last summer, doing research on community development,… Read More

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.