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Farm Bureau helps UF/IFAS get closer to fundraising goal for new learning center

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation received a $50,000 donation Wednesday from the Florida Farm Bureau to help rebuild a learning center… Read More

Florida small farms conference slated for July 27-29

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at the bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is a one-stop shop for anyone who has thought about starting a farm or supporting local foods…. Read More

UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance to pest attacks… Read More

UF researchers uncover secret recipe from nature for a great-tasting tomato

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of… Read More

UF/IFAS eminent scholar elected to National Academy of Sciences

Click here for high resolution file. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crop genetics expert Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the University of Florida horticultural sciences department, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences… Read More

Many ways to connect with UF/IFAS through social media

Click here to view image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With a statewide mission to ensure healthy food, families and natural resources across Florida, a great way to keep up with the vast resources of the University… Read More

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests… Read More

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Image of synthesized lignin nanotubes GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known as lignin nanotubes,… Read More

This Leap Year, consider the resources Floridians use in one day

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With an extra day on the calendar this year— leap day — there’s time to stop and think about how much resource consumption occurs in one… Read More

UF, Peace Corps offer new program through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Demand for Peace Corps volunteers with agricultural skills has helped create a new degree program available from the University of Florida. Known as the Peace Corps… Read More