Larry Forthun has been chosen as the interim chair of the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, effective Jan. 1.
Current Chair Tracy Irani has decided to step into a faculty role. Since inheriting a department in flux ... READ MORE
Lauren Gawel steadied her hand and lowered the bottle of Elmer’s glue to the tiny termite’s body. She applied a minute drop and pressed on a hand-cut, black-and-white striped paper cape. The termite superhero was ready for its moment ... READ MORE
Creado por Meredith Bauer, sénior especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) creará una nueva red focalizada en encontrar novedosas formas de controlar insectos ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Center for Leadership is launching its new online professional certificate, “The Foundations of Agricultural Leadership.” Designed to provide the essential education required to cultivate effective leaders ... READ MORE
November 14, 2023 — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will create a new network focused on finding novel ways to manage bugs and pests in homes and businesses, known as the Innovation Hub for Urban ... READ MORE
In Martín Zapién’s hometown in Central Mexico, neon-red celosias and marigolds – known as “cempatsuchitl” in Mexico – saturate the side of roads. As the seasons change, residents pick these flowers and use them to adorn altars ... READ MORE
Tom Estevez knows meat. When the assistant lab manager for the University of Florida’s Meat Retail Store looks for a steak to throw on a grill to impress his tailgating buddies, he knows just what he’s looking for. Grilling, he said, is ... READ MORE
Mathews Paret, professor in the UF/IFAS plant pathology department, will step into the role of department chair starting September 15, 2023.
Paret will lead the department of more than 30 faculty members based on the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE
In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily.
Unfortunately, this so-called “startle response” or “spooking” ... READ MORE
Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are just a few of the crops that were grown this spring in the Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, an experiential learning garden for students. The flourishing fields sit ... READ MORE