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New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

Natural resource Extension agents win big at ANREP awards


April 13, 2022

UF/IFAS Extension agents have received 10 Association of Natural Resource Extension Professional awards, recognizing exceptional programs and education on natural resources issues. Award recipients will be honored at the annual conference in ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: ANREP, Association Of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, Award, Awards, Awards And Recognitions, Natural Resources
image - Students work with surveying equipment in a geomatics course at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center's GCREC) Plant City, with Amr Abd-Elrahman, an associate professor of geomatics and principal investigator of the project. Photo courtesy UFIFAS Photography.

UF/IFAS receives nearly $1 million grant to engage more low-income students in geomatics


February 7, 2022

Geomatics is one of the most diverse fields of study. It offers a range of high-paying career opportunities, with a big demand for graduates in private and public sectors across industries worldwide. Geomatics is a STEM career field that ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Alison Adams, Amr Abd-Elrahman, Benjamin Wilkinson, Engineering And Mathematics, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, National Science Foundation, NSF S-STEM Program, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science, STEM, Technology, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

USDA-NIFA Awards UF/IFAS Faculty with National Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences


November 5, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Nov. 4, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, NATURAL RESOURCES, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Ecosystems, Experiential Learning, Teaching, Teaching Excellence, UF/IFAS, Usda, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Pauline Lawrence, career entomologist and champion of graduate education


September 25, 2020

Pauline O. Lawrence As the first black female graduate student and one of fewer than five full time registered female graduate students in Entomology in 1969-72, Pauline Lawrence became keenly aware that field and extension experiences ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Woman Trailblazers, WomanTrailblazers

UF/IFAS Extension agent earns national diversity and inclusion award


September 21, 2020

Eva Maria Pabon’s Extension efforts reach as far as Puerto Rico. There, she trained five University of Puerto Rico Extension faculty and administrators to bring the Master Gardener Volunteer program to their community. These trainings resulted ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awards And Recognitions, D&I, Diversity And Inclusion, Diversity Equity And Inclusion, Diversity In The Workplace, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Master Gardener Volunteer Program
Graphic banner introducing Women Trailblazers

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Lynn Bailey, groundbreaking researcher for folic acid intake


June 16, 2020

Dr. Lynn Bailey joined the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty in 1977. Over the course of more than 30 years, Dr. Bailey became internationally recognized for her research related to the role of the vitamin folic acid in ensuring ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Women Trailblazers
UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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