Category: Professional Development

Alumni Spotlight: Travis Marois

This week, we would like to spotlight Travis Marois, a plant science and University of Florida alumni from the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka. Travis transferred into the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and LIfe Sciences to… Read More

Attention Nature Lovers! The Florida Master Naturalist Program will be offering an Uplands Module Spring 2019.

UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County have released the dates for the Spring 2019 Uplands Module! Classes will be held every Thursday beginning on April 18th and running through May 23, 2019. This… Read More

Haitian farmers learning ways to manage climate risks

En français Haiti’s farmers live in a country that is among the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. Increasingly unpredictable and severe weather events — such as intense tropical storms, floods and droughts — threaten agricultural productivity in… Read More

Mycorrhizal Fungi, a Great Plant Partner

When you think of fungus and plants together, typically that is not a good thing. However, mycorrhizal fungi are great plant partners that work in the soil to enhance a plant’s root system. The biofertilizers aid in plant growth… Read More

MREC Researcher Attends the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference

Recently, MREC’s Liz Felter attended the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference in San Antonio. Felter presented at the conference with colleagues Hannah Wooten, sustainable agriculture & food systems Extension agent in Seminole County, and Richard Tyson, director of UF/IFAS… Read More

Spend a moment with a Florida Master Naturalist

Derek Wiberg, a certified Florida Master Naturalist, shares his insights and experience with Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Instructor Katherine Clements. Derek is a Harvard-trained educator experienced in environmental science and guiding rain forest tours in Costa Rica. When he… Read More