Agnes Harris may not have known it at the time, but when she taught tomato canning classes – and eventually tomato clubs in public schools -- they would evolve into home economics classes and a UF/IFAS Extension program.
The same could ... READ MORE
If Florida agriculture is on the agenda, chances are Brittany Lee is on—or leading—the committee.
The executive director of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Brittany is a leader in the Florida agriculture scene and beyond. But ... READ MORE
Over its 100-year history, the Agricultural Women’s Club at the University of Florida transformed from a social club for faculty spouses into an organization whose legacy provides scholarships for students in the College of Agricultural and ... READ MORE
One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expanded voting rights to millions of women across the United States. Women’s right to vote, or suffrage, came as the result of a seven-decade campaign to sway public opinion ... READ MORE
Nayda Torres, the first Hispanic woman to chair a UF/IFAS department, oversaw a number of changes during her 16 years at the helm of the department now known as Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS).
Despite retiring in 2012, her ... READ MORE