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Spring 2020 Graduation Feature: High School Mentor Leads Student to Pursue Agricultural Education Career


April 17, 2020

After enrolling in an agriculture course her freshman year of high school, Heather Yoder saw her teacher, Mrs. Everett, as a role model and the reason she majored in an agricultural education and communication at the University of Florida. As ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Aec, Agricultural Education, Agricutural Education And Communication, Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Ffa, Women In Ag
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
agricultural and biological engineering faculty member teaches two students science problems on a light board.

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

Water scientists to virtually connect with pre-K to high school students through Facebook Live


March 25, 2020

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida agricultural education and communication graduate students will connect students in pre-K through ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, AJ Reisinger, Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Covid19, Jacqueline Aenlle, Jamie Loizzo, Soil And Water Sciences

UF launches online resources for teaching agriculture, life sciences remotely


March 20, 2020

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida faculty and students have launched an online resource for agricultural educators adjusting to remote ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Covid-19, News
agricultural and biological engineering chairs

Women at the helm inspire the next generation of agricultural and biological engineers


March 10, 2020

Despite a more visible push over the past several years to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, one area continues to see a higher number of men earning degrees: engineering. Housed ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Abe, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Women Leaders, Women's History Month

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas


December 12, 2019

Margaret Rivas hoped to go to college to become an organic chemist, but her road to college was unexpectedly delayed when her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. “All of my plans for college went out the window and submitting applications ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cals, Chemistry, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Milton, Natural Resource Conservation, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Sfrc

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Marlena Moore


December 11, 2019

Marlena Moore always wanted to be a part of agriculture. With an affinity for numbers, majoring in food and resource economics was a perfect fit. Moore wanted to stay close to home for college, which she was able to accomplish by completing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Food And Resource Economics, Plant City, Uf/ifas Cals At Plant City

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Sierra Carpenter


December 6, 2019

From a childhood love for horses, Sierra Carpenter has been around animals her entire life. Her interest evolved into a passion for meat science when she took a course with Bailey Harsh, assistant professor in the UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department. “Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, Cals, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Meat Industry, Meat Judging, Meat Science

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