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Two women weigh a plastic bag of food on a table scale.

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

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major


October 22, 2020

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science. From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Careers, Marine Sciences, Service, Student Organizations, Student Success, Water

FYCS Advisor Finds New Ways to Connect with Students During COVID


October 15, 2020

Academic advisors play a vital role in helping students reach graduation; from providing academic advice to emotional support, advisors are crucial to overall student success. The advisors in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Advisor, CALS Alumni, Family, Family Youth And Community Science, FYCS, Student Success, Students

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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