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
It’s no secret that the demographics of the people in the academic fields represented within UF/IFAS do not reflect those of our larger society. Reckoning with the historical roots of this is not a search for an excuse but a way to deepen ... READ MORE
Last month, I had lunch with a young South Korean who’d spent the past five years as a graduate student in Fort Lauderdale. We talked about recruiting the world’s top graduate students. His insights came from his autobiography.
Once Sang-Bin ... READ MORE
Our sister land-grant university has once again demonstrated the excellence we’ve come to expect from family. Florida A&M University ranks first in the nation among public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We at UF/IFAS salute ... READ MORE
Opportunity is a hallmark of a great land-grant university and of a UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences education. So much of that opportunity awaits outside the classroom: study abroad, a semester in politics in Tallahassee or ... READ MORE