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
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
This is a historic moment. UF/IFAS is about to help lead a leap forward in farming. Part of how we’ll do it is by building a hub dedicated to revolutionizing agriculture.
A Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture will ... 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
It was, quite simply, a great budget year. Here it is by the numbers:
$8.8 million for research to update our nutrient rate recommendations, probably the single-most urgent request from our agricultural producers this year.
A $3.65 million ... READ MORE
I’m more convinced than ever that UF/IFAS has to be—and is—a central player in feeding the world of 2050. After all, food is our middle name.
Perhaps no one in UF/IFAS embodies our feed-the-world imperative more than Gbola Adesogan. ... 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
After 25 years, do you keep chasing a dream? Collier County Farm Bureau President Matt Stephenson-Smith does.
Stephenson-Smith entered the University of Florida as a 24-year-old transfer in 1994. Decades later, he found himself still taking ... READ MORE
It all started with the carrot trucks that roll through the Suwannee Valley. There are enough of them that they got the attention of a congressional aide who asked John Walt Boatright where they were coming from.
John Walt told him “Glad ... READ MORE
When Miles Edward Groover retired as an Extension agent in Jefferson County in 1957, it was significant enough to warrant mention in the Chicago Defender.
Groover was among the first Black Extension agents in Florida. He grew up in an era ... READ MORE