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New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

Internationally acclaimed scientist to lead UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center


February 16, 2022

BELLE GLADE, Fla –Samira Daroub, an internationally acclaimed soil and water scientist and professor, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Everglades Research & Education Center (EREC). The appointment is effective immediately. Daroub ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: BMPs, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Research And Education Center, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Water

Breeding new crops and a new generation of plant breeders


January 24, 2022

The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger. Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: Blueberries, CALS, EREC, Forages, GCREC, Lettuce, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Small Grains, Strawberries, Tomatoes, TREC, UF-IFAS

Fresh Facilities


January 6, 2022

We are grateful for the passionate alumni, friends, volunteers, stakeholders, industry partners and community members who made these new UF/IFAS facilities a reality in 2021: In April, Florida 4-H Camp Cherry Lake celebrated its renovated ... READ MORE

Category: Camp, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: ABE, Alachua County Extension, Austin Cary Forest, BTU, CALS, Camp Cherry Lake, Dormitory, Facilities, Henry Davis, Microbiology, NFREC-SV, Sam Tripson, Sams-LeFils Round Pens, Sawmill, TREC

University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants


September 30, 2021

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share a common goalpost: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, News

UF/IFAS, FAMU win $1.4 million grant to teach AI to more diverse students


September 14, 2021

Funding for student fellowships is included in a new $1.4 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant that faculty from the University of Florida and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will use to train a diverse workforce for potential ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: AI, Bryan Kolaczkowski, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, FAMU, Idea, Microbiology And Cell Science
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Teaching with Passion


July 29, 2021

(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, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 4-H, CALS, Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, IFASwater, Internship, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Youth Development

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

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