Most of us are familiar with the long molecule that contains our genetic code, DNA. We are taught that our genetic code is made by combining our parent's DNA, making something new and unique. But our parents are not the only factors influencing ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The inaugural Florida International Dairy Academy (FIDA), a comprehensive online program from the University of Florida’s animal sciences department, will kick off in January 2022 and educate participants in the latest ... READ MORE
Freshman, Elizabeth Chmielewiski chose to major in animal sciences as a path to vet school. Now as a senior, she has become involved in clubs, undergraduate research, participates on judging teams, and other industry focused competitions. These ... READ MORE
The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) recognized both a UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) faculty member and graduate student with significant awards from their organization.
Tracy Scheffler, Assistant Professor of Muscle ... READ MORE
Laurent O’Gene Lollis “Gene” is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (UF/IFAS ANS). He has served as the Ranch Manager of Archbold Biological Station’s ... READ MORE
When UF told students to return home on March 16, 2020, faculty across campus were thrown into virtual teaching. Every educator put in their best effort to be successful last spring not knowing that virtual teaching would persist another four ... READ MORE
The 70th Annual University of Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held as a scaled down virtual event from May 4 – 6, 2021. This year the event will start on a Tuesday as compared to the traditional Wednesday kickoff. The program will ... READ MORE
Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and "ranchettes." In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties ... READ MORE
Dr. Todd Thrift, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, was recently awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Florida in the academic personnel category. This ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE