Tag: News

UF Celebrates Rockefeller Minority Scholars in First-Ever Reunion

When Sally Williams first stepped foot on the University of Florida campus in 1975 to begin her master’s degree studying food microbiology, she experienced culture shock. The fast-paced environment, bicycles everywhere and thousands of students who didn’t look… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Offers Fertilizer Workshops

Homeowners and landscapers who would like to know more about the Seminole County fertilizer ordinance have an ally on their side. University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County is hosting a series of free workshops on fertilizer usage…. Read More

UF Students to Host First Annual ‘ExtravaCANza’ Event Benefitting the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry

Who: UF Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, UF Sigma Alpha professional sorority, and UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) What: The University of Florida Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha organizations have partnered to invite fellow CALS-affiliated… Read More

Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with… Read More

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice… Read More

UF/IFAS Faculty Launches New Approach to Massive Open Online Courses with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Collaborators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Discussion boards in a traditional Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, look like most discussion boards on the internet: unorganized threads with contributors from all different perspectives piling on to a topic. Participating in the… Read More

New UF Soil and Water Sciences Chair Sees Opportunity in Florida’s Water Challenges

Above: Matt Whiles conducting research in the field.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing up in the Midwest, Matt Whiles learned quickly that the best place to find his favorite critters—insects, reptiles and amphibians—was around streams and wetlands. Water meant… Read More