The University of Florida never actually closed nor did its faculty and staff stop working during the pandemic; they simply shifted locations, process, etc. to make it all work. Meanwhile, our UF/IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations staff ... READ MORE
The IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations team had the opportunity to show Dr. Scott Angle, the new Vice President for UF/IFAS, some of our facilities on main campus yesterday and to explain some of the current issues and projects. There ... READ MORE
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest infestations ... READ MORE
Today I sat at lunch with someone who doesn't work at a university. He remarked that it would be cool to have a way to take the high-powered research we do at the University of Florida and somehow get it out to the citizens in a way that they ... READ MORE
This post originated as an e-mail sent on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
Dear IFAS colleagues,
As you know, Hurricane Dorian is heading towards Florida with lots of coverage in the media. I encourage you to follow the guidance offered by ... READ MORE
Before I started working at UF/IFAS, I didn't realize the role Florida 4-H has in the land-grant university. I knew that 4-H existed, but never quite understood why it was affiliated with UF. There are lots of wonderful youth development programs ... READ MORE
Since 2005-2006, IFAS Facilities, Planning and Operations has saved about $1M or more in utility costs despite adding square feet of built space. This past fiscal year, the total cost for IFAS utilities was $7.091M, which was slightly up over ... READ MORE
I've been an employee of the University of Florida for more than 21 years, and there are some really great resources on campus that I would describe as hidden gems. I'll start with the UF/IFAS ones first!
Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. ... READ MORE
I am in Washington D.C., where a team from IFAS has spent time meeting with congressional representatives and their staffs, visiting with alumni, and making other connections. It has been a very productive few days and I have met some wonderful ... READ MORE
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a workshop for UF faculty about the UF Strategic Development Plan, in encouragement of the plan's action step to develop a New American City by "connecting talent to issues."
62 faculty ... READ MORE