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
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
Because of the era and the color of her skin, Pauline Lawrence had to do more than make discoveries to amass a distinguished scientific career. She had to make history.
Lawrence arrived in Gainesville in 1969, just 11 years after UF had admitted ... READ MORE
Congratulations to an Extension legend.
As a high school student, John Woeste had no specific aspirations beyond graduation until a 4-H program brought him to the University of Kentucky campus for a week. He was repeatedly told he would be ... READ MORE
Science is among the greatest of gifts. It’s a gift to those of us privileged to advance it daily, whose job description is to make the world a better place.
Your work makes a difference! Some of you do it through discovery, others through ... READ MORE
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
Because of Ute Albrecht, we know more about how to manage citrus greening than we did six years ago. She has worked nights, weekends, away from home and among citrus growers desperate for her to work faster.
Her work is so important to ... READ MORE
The idea was prompted by a bakeoff. Use the discards from one kind of food and reuse them to make a snack cake just a little healthier.
It’s the kind of research project Dr. Andrew MacIntosh—Dr. Mac to students and colleagues—leads ... READ MORE
We’ve had an encouraging surge in new American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows in recent years. In my opinion, this is not because we’re suddenly doing fellow-level science.
I believe it indicates our reputation ... READ MORE
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