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Category: Agriculture

UF develops online graduate certificate to help K-12 schools address Florida’s agriscience teacher shortage

Across the nation, schools are experiencing an agriscience teacher shortage. Agriscience teachers educate middle and high school students through applied STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) lab and classroom techniques, specifically using animal science, plant science and food science… Read More

UF/IFAS names new director for Range Cattle Research and Education Center

ONA, Fla. — As a child working and living on the family farm, Brent Sellers took on the nickname, “Weedhopper,” because an acquaintance said he was always jumping around in the weeds. “Who knew at age 5 or… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Jackie Burns the First and Only Woman to be Named UF/IFAS Dean of Research

Jackie Burns, a University of Florida professor emeritus, was the first and only woman to be named UF/IFAS dean of research, a position she held from 2014 until her retirement in January 2019. A trailblazer in more than… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty and Extension agents working hard to deliver for the citrus industry

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla., — While the scenery may have changed, the work remains the same for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus faculty and Extension agents. “The coronavirus pandemic has… Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More

COVID-19 response: Resources for horse owners and businesses

Extension Horses, through a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension equine faculty and several other land grant universities, has developed resources for horse owners and managers to provide information and support during COVID-19. Extension Horses includes horse specialists from universities… Read More

COVID-19 response: Farm and food-safety questions answered by UF/IFAS scientists

With many things uncertain during the COVID-19 crisis, farmers and consumers are searching for answers about food safety. To provide the correct data, we asked three experts with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helps get food directly from farmers to customers during pandemic

As the novel coronavirus disrupts the usual methods to deliver food from farms to consumers, UF/IFAS Extension agents are helping connect growers with customers. Two such specialists are Sarah Bostick, an agriculture agent with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County… Read More