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Serving the world, one meal at a time


January 15, 2022

The third Monday in January each year marks a holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. One of the four core values of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Featured, Meals, Rise Against Hunger, Service, Special Topics

Extension Intern Applies Knowledge in Family, Youth and Community Sciences


August 10, 2021

This summer, Zyreshia Jackson, a UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student studying family, youth and community sciences, completed an internship at the UF IFAS Bay County Extension Office in Panama City, FL. When she found out ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Career Services, Extension, Family Youth And Community Sciences, Intern, VP Promise
DeLuca Preserve, path through wooded area

27,000 acres gifted to UF for conservation, outdoor classroom and laboratory


November 30, 2020

Land near Yeehaw Junction one of the largest tracts ever given to a university More than 27,000 rural acres near Yeehaw Junction in Florida’s southern Osceola County has been gifted to the University of Florida to protect one of the last ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, DeLuca, J. Scott Angle, News, Osceola County, Scott Angle

NaviGATORing the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Experience


September 29, 2020

The UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will host high school juniors and seniors for a virtual campus visit through NaviGATORing CALS on select Thursday’s this fall. NaviGATORing CALS allows high school juniors and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, CALS Classes, Freshman, High School Students, Recruitment, Students, Transfer Student, Uf Cals

From Participants to Counselors: Three CALS Students Return to the Florida Youth Institute


July 13, 2020

Each year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts a week-long summer program for high-school students to learn about food insecurity on a local and global scale, experience Florida agriculture and natural resources, and share ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Events, Food Safety, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
field of colorful pepper plants in yellow, orange, and red.

COVID-19: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Online Courses


April 10, 2020

Written by Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS lecturer and undergraduate advisor When I joined the faculty of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), I – like ... READ MORE

Category: Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Covid-19, Gerardo Nunez, Horticultural Sciences, Online Teaching, Teaching During Covid-19

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Kate Fletcher: Fostering community in and out of the classroom


October 31, 2019

Kate Fletcher is a senior lecturer and academic adviser for the UF/IFAS Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department (FYCS) as well as, the faculty adviser to the FYCS Club. Fletcher is known among all her students as passionate and caring, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Work & Life
Tags: And Community Sciences, CALS Classes, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Faculty, Family, Majors, Teaching, Youth
UF/IFAS Extension agent helps two girls plant seeds in a garden

From Intern to Agent at UF/IFAS Extension


October 9, 2019

By Cassidy Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Clay County (’19 animal sciences major) My internship with UF/IFAS Extension in the summer of 2018 was pivotal in shaping my college experience and gave me direction in my pursuit of a career ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ag Careers, CALS, Career Services, Careers, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Internships, UF/IFAS Extension Internship

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