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UF/IFAS’ Place chosen for elite leadership institute.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nick Place, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences dean and director for Extension, was accepted for the Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for high-level academia, industry, and government… Read More

UF/IFAS helping those in need eat healthy for the New Year

SARASOTA, Fla. — Karen Maxey, 69, grew up on a farm eating fresh fruits and vegetables and maintained that healthy diet throughout her life.  But in 2007, the economy took a toll on her personal and professional life;… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension and Bok Tower Gardens are partnering to teach a new generation about plants, gardening and the environment

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Among the music of carillon bells, beneath a lush oak canopy, a new partnership is emerging between the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and historic Bok Tower Gardens in… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps to unravel mysteries of fungi biodiversity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have long tracked the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies, studied the longevity of the redwoods and know how the melting of the ice caps is affecting polar bears. But, until now, it has been… Read More

Gift cards are a solution this holiday season, but buy carefully

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The holiday shopping season is in full swing and, as people ponder what to get for their friends and family, gift cards are often a viable solution for the picky person or the cousin you… 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

UF/IFAS researcher finds inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked from hickory chips,… Read More