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
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
People have an appetite for science that improves their lives no matter what language they speak.
In the last two years, Hardee County Extension Director Jonael Bosques, John Diaz and the CAFÉ Latino team have demonstrated that more than ... 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
It’s widely believed that our Gulf Coast oyster population is declining. As scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, we seek to prove it.
Or disprove it. We go where the science takes us. With oysters, ... 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
Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on ... READ MORE
Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills.
But once the longleafs were all cut, the mills, landings, and structures that supported the industry were abandoned. ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS has lost one of its most devoted philanthropists as well as one its true pioneers, Vermelle “Vam” York. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday.
She was the widow of UF/IFAS founder Dr. E.T. York. Over the course of their 64-year ... READ MORE
Congratulations to the 59 UF/IFAS faculty whose record of strong achievement has earned them tenure, permanent status and/or promotion!
I am proud to work with each and every one of these leaders who consistently demonstrate across-the-board ... READ MORE