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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

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries


July 13, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from two University ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers
Tags: Black Graduate Student Organization, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, MANRRS, Minorities In Agriculture Natural Resources And Related Sciences, Peaches, Student Organization
Megan (Hoot) Walker crouches with her family at the end of the March of Dimes march.

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management


April 7, 2021

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: CALS, CALS Alumni, Family Youth And Community Science, March Of Dimes, Nonprofit, Volunteer

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa


March 31, 2021

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern Oregon's ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Alumni, Cals Careers, Career Services, Forest Resources And Conservation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences

Sustainable Baking: UF Students Reimagine the Stroopwafel


February 27, 2021

More than 80 billion pounds of food are wasted each year in the United States. For a team of graduate students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, this number was a catalyst to do something differently. Mario Guadalupe, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beyond The Classroom, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Food Science And Human Nutrition

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