Southwest Florida Research and Education Center to Add Student Housing

WHO: Southwest Florida agricultural leaders, farmers, producers, local business people, friends of UF/IFAS and UF/IFAS faculty and staff.

WHAT: Join Southwest Florida agricultural leaders, business people and UF/IFAS scientists, administrators and friends as they break ground for a new graduate student residence hall at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, Florida. Currently, the center has one residential unit — built in 2007 — that can house eight students; a mobile home with space for four students and a former farm manager home for three students. The new facility will replace a home rented by local agricultural group and have enough space for eight more rooms, allowing for a total of 23 students to live at the center. While at the center, students work on their research under the supervision of UF/IFAS faculty. Construction is scheduled to begin soon after groundbreaking.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 23, 2019.

WHERE: The UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 2685 State Road 29 North, Immokalee, Florida.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kelly Morgan, director, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, conserv@ufl.edu.

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The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.

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