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
Cris Arellano Jr. loved Holly, and that’s why he helped his dad cut out her heart and lungs for lab testing. He did not want his heifer’s death to be in vain. He wanted to know what caused it, and, more importantly, he wanted other people ... READ MORE
A 50-year-old restaurant in Live Oak nearly closed because of one bad hour. For the first time she could ever recall, Marion Cason Gross failed an exam she needed to pass to keep cooking.
Katherine Allen sees it as her job to create—or in ... 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
Peter Bostanescu has spent a career’s worth of time tending to the garden at the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Office. He can’t recall exactly when he got his 30-year plaque for his service as a Master Gardener Volunteer.
The memory, ... READ MORE
One of the VP’s main jobs is to get the resources our faculty and staff need to do theirs. I love doing this.
Asking for funding is an opportunity to tell the story of the men and women of UF/IFAS making Florida and the world a better place. ... READ MORE
Once again, racist violence has rocked our nation: eight people in Atlanta, including six women of Asian descent, were murdered earlier this month. Incidents of violence against Asians and Asian Americans are heartbreaking but all too common, ... 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