Tag: Jack Payne

UF/IFAS Citrus REC starts centennial celebration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the… Read More

‘Come home’ to UF-UF/IFAS Agriculture and Gardening Day, Oct. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture and natural resources interests are invited to come home to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and see some informative exhibits during Agriculture and Gardening Day Oct. 15, outside The… Read More

$2.6M legislative allotment lets UF/IFAS complete Beef Teaching Unit expansion

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences animal sciences department will benefit from a top-notch cattle-teaching facility in Gainesville, thanks to a $2.6 million legislative… Read More

Ag and Gardening Day set for UF Homecoming on Nov. 7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year, anyone involved in gardening or agriculture and gardening-related industries and education can “come home” to Gainesville as the University of Florida introduces Agriculture and Gardening Day for Homecoming weekend. UF Athletics and UF’s… Read More

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and… Read More

Farm animal expert Temple Grandin is headed to UF to tour livestock facilities and discuss autism

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Sept. 24, the world’s most famous farm animal behaviorist and autism advocate, Temple Grandin, will be touring the beef and dairy teaching units at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More