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Category: Professional Development

UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences Announces 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors

Freshman, Elizabeth Chmielewiski chose to major in animal sciences as a path to vet school. Now as a senior, she has become involved in clubs, undergraduate research, participates on judging teams, and other industry focused competitions. These opportunities… Read More

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising Award Recipient

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, Food and Resource Economics’ Academic Advisor for her recent award of the Global 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising – Academic Advising Primary Role. Danielle started in the department as an Academic Assistant in late… Read More

The Importance of Transdisciplinarity to Address Synergies and Trade-offs

The world is a complex network of relationships shaped by forces that sometimes contrast and other times reinforce each other. This understanding is at the core of the One Health approach: studying and understanding the world in general… Read More

Nature Knowledge Webinar – Schedule and Recordings

Nature Knowledge is a speaker series sharing scientific knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida, supported by UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension and hosted by Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Extension Agent in Natural Resources. Below you will… Read More

Teaching with Passion

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders, we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you” to the folks… Read More

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness, assist in the… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 1)

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me the importance of saying “thank you.” She always waited for me to say “thank you,” driving the importance home. Learning those two simple words at a young age was so… Read More

It’s getting hot out there…protect yourself!

photo credit  Jay Janner | American-Statesman Report shows 215 people died in Florida from heat-related causes in the last 10 years. Of the 215 people who died from heat-related reasons, the highest number of fatalities occurred in June, followed by… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight

One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life is like after… Read More