Tag: News

Florida Ag Expo to feature ‘state of industry’ talks, field tours

Who: Agricultural industry leaders are set to speak on the state of the industry at the annual Florida Ag Expo on Nov. 8. Speakers include: Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Mike Stuart, president… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS students join in hurricane relief efforts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year’s hurricane season has left Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and many other states and countries with severe damage. However, the aftermath of these storms has led students within the University… Read More

UF partners with international organization to combat food insecurity in Africa

DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Florida and a leading Africa-based international research institute are bringing their scientists together to speed the science of fighting hunger, poverty, and pollution. The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher. Zhifeng Gao,… Read More

Green industry contributes more than $20B to Florida economy, up 19 percent from 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from… Read More

UF/IFAS’ top-ranked College of Agricultural and Life Sciences sees record enrollment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The enrollment of the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has continued to trend upward over the last several years, resulting in the college’s largest enrollment to date – 6,167… Read More

UF offers free invasive plants tool kit for teachers nationwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Science and agriculture teachers across the nation now have a new tool to teach students about invasive plants, thanks to researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Florida Invasive… Read More

UF study: Consumers see ‘organic’ and ‘non-GM’ food labels as synonymous

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers are confused between foods labeled as “organic” and “non-genetically modified,” according to a new study led by a University of Florida professor. In fact, researchers found that some consumers view the two labels as… Read More

UF researcher identifies new invasive ant in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have discovered a new invasive ant species in south Florida that can have dire consequences for homeowners and for surrounding ecosystems. The yellow ant, Plagiolepis… Read More

4-H youth win college scholarships for grilling flair

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The smell of cooking meat wafted through the covered patio at the UF/IFAS Extension Straughn Professional Development Center last Saturday as 30 youth crouched over charcoal grills, brushing on glazes and checking internal temperatures. Meanwhile,… Read More