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Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More

Graduates return to Haiti to showcase agricultural research findings, new skills

> Read the press release in French PÉTIONVILLE, Haiti — The Feed the Future Haiti Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA project) hosted  a research forum on Wednesday, Jan. 22 to showcase the accomplishments of… Read More

UF Online Programs See New Gains in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida online degree programs saw new gains in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings released this week. UF Online, the University of Florida’s online undergraduate program, rose to the No. 4… Read More

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition

A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in… Read More

UF Undergrad Wins Outstanding Student Award

Sarah Birkmire was recognized by the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department with an Outstanding Undergraduate Award. In addition to the award, Birkmire will receive a scholarship to aid in academic costs. “I feel honored to have been… Read More

Vero Beach’s 19th Annual Gardenfest! Coming Soon

The 19th annual Gardenfest! in Rivererside Park, Vero Beach is coming soon.  So bring your wagon, your imagination, your garden wish-list, and your men.  No need to miss the Superbowl!  Gardenfest! closes Sunday evening at 4PM. Gardenfest! February… Read More

UF Adds New Beekeeping Class and Apiculture Study Abroad Program to Course Offerings

After seeing beekeeping named on a Top 10 list of neat classes at the University of Florida, Carson Beattie wanted to see what the hype was all about. “That’s when I fell in love with beekeeping,” said Beattie,… Read More

Texas Airport Environmental Affairs Executive Named UF Distinguished Alumnus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the helm of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW Airport) sustainability, future mobility and disruptive technology initiatives is Robert Horton. On Dec. 14, Horton was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the University of… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas

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… Read More