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Scott Angle

A fond farewell from Dr. Angle


February 12, 2024

Dear UF/IFAS Family:   Nearly four years ago, you embraced a new leader who hadn’t even interviewed for the job on campus. Because the pandemic triggered a shutdown in the middle of the senior vice president search, I was the only ... READ MORE

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UF/IFAS is everywhere a hurricane goes


September 13, 2023

We’ve had a remarkable amount of practice helping people and places in a hurricane’s path, this time in the Big Bend and Live Oak. Jeanna Mastrodicasa again coordinated relief efforts before, during and after Idalia, this time at ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Hurricanes, Idalia, Nature Coast Biological Station, UF/IFAS

Leader, visionary, champion for science, friend to deliver York lecture


April 26, 2023

If you come to hear Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young deliver our York lecture next week, you’ll be inspired by someone I consider a visionary, a champion for agricultural science, a trailblazer and an anti-hunger crusader. I also consider her ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, Health & Nutrition, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Equity, Infrastructure, Research, UF/IFAS, USDA, York Lecture

Women’s history month: Madeline Mellinger


March 15, 2023

Madeline Mellinger had only about a year of experience working with growers in the Everglades Agricultural Area when they asked her to serve as their adviser on pest management. During that year she had established their trust through consistent ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Everglades, History, IFAS, IPM, UF

Thanks for teams that keep our food safe


November 21, 2022

Last year we needed someone fluent in USDA-speak and nimble enough to juggle 26 side conversations simultaneously. Fortunately, we already employed her.   Meri Nantz works in Food Science and Human Nutrition as a research administrator ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Volunteer/Training
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Food Safety, Food Science, Research, Research Administration, Thanksgiving, UF/IFAS

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