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MREC Faculty Member Catherine Campbell Awarded SEEDIT Grant

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is honored to announce MREC and Family, Youth and Community Sciences faculty member Catherine Campbell was awarded a Support for Emerging Enterprise Development Integration Teams (SEEDIT) grant for… Read More

MREC Graduate Student Awarded by Garden Communicators Association

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare was recently recognized by Garden Communicators International (GardenComm) and awarded with a scholarship. Khamare, who also blogs for MREC, is interested in science communication and… Read More

MREC’s Yuvraj Khamare Wins Accelerate to Industry Scholarship Award

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Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare participated in the College of Agricultural and Life Science’s (CALS) Accelerate to Industry (A2i) graduate student competition, winning a scholarship for his outstanding application. The… Read More

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water,… Read More

TPIE 2020 Wrap Up: Plants, People and Prosperity

The 2020 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) took place this year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 22-24. TPIE offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest horticultural trends, plant varieties and speak directly to… Read More

MREC Industrial Hemp Research Highlighted in Orlando Sentinel

Last month Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) Center Director Roger Kjelgren was interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel about our role in conducting industrial hemp research. During his interview, Kjelgren spoke about the UF/IFAS Industrial… Read More

New MREC Faculty: Catherine Campbell

In fall 2019, MREC welcomed Catherine Campbell as a new faculty member and statewide specialist based at the research center in Apopka. Campbell is an assistant professor in the UF Department of Family, Youth and… Read More