As I was reflecting upon the end of hurricane season, I thought about the many people and facilities UF/IFAS is entrusted with, how they can be unexpectedly in harm’s way, and what it takes to keep this operation moving.
Someone ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
In all the traveling I’ve done in my career, I’ve never been greeted with finish-line tape, “Chariots of Fire” playing on a public address system, a 4-H’er hanging a medal around my neck and a state map cake with a different color ... READ MORE