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University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants


September 30, 2021

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share a common goalpost: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, News

Out of the classroom experiences encouraged CALS student to pursue entomology and nematology degree

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December 14, 2020

Noemi Soto never thought of pursuing a degree in entomology and nematology. In fact, she was once fearful of insects entirely. However, through an internship and class field trip, Soto was introduced to the world of insects, confirming her ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Alumni, CALS Student, Entomology And Nematology, Graduation Story, Insects, Internship, Mentorship, VP Promise

UF/IFAS CALS Alumnus Featured on Food Network Show, “Halloween Wars”


October 23, 2020

For UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) alumnus Chad Gainey, Halloween is not only just his favorite holiday, it’s a chance to showcase his spooktacular pumpkin carvings on the hit ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education, Alumni, Art, Business, CALS Alumni, Halloween, Pumpkins

International student earns doctoral degree to help develop Iraqi horticultural education curriculum


May 6, 2020

Horticulture is in Kawther Al-Jasim’s DNA. Her mother and father had a farm and always discussed how to care for their trees. “I believe hearing this kind of conversation makes me attached to the plants,” Kawther said. “I love being ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Majors, College Of Ag, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences
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
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UF agricultural and biological engineering graduate program ranks among top 10 by U.S. News & World Report


April 6, 2020

The University of Florida’s agricultural and biological engineering graduate program remains in the Top 10 nationwide, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings that came out March 17. The program ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Abe, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Biofuels, Biosensors, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Engineering, Food Production, Modeling, Water Science

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
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CALS Podcast: John-Walt Boatright, National Affairs Director at Florida Farm Bureau


October 10, 2019

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the third podcast of our new ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 2018 Farm Bill, Agricultural Policy, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Florida Farm Bureau, Food And Resource Economics, Fre, USMCA

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