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USAID renews support of UF livestock research to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Africa, Asia

The University of Florida has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to continue scientific research related to production and consumption of animal-source food in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Rwanda… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty to use $141M in research funding to improve corn, manage citrus greening, suppress mosquito-borne diseases and more

Scientists at UF/IFAS are using this year’s allotment of $141 million in research funding to develop better sweet corn, improve cow-calf breeding, make further progress toward controlling citrus greening disease and more. Robert Gilbert, dean… Read More

UF Students Host “Day of Service” Event to Combat Global Food Insecurity

Malnutrition is the largest contributor to disease in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With a growing international population projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050, the demand… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition… Read More

UF Students Recognized for Achievements at 13th Annual CALS Banquet

With experiences ranging from teaching sea life curricula to children and working at the Florida Museum of Natural History, to conducting strawberry genetics research and interning with Unilever, the achievements of students in the University… Read More

Longtime Range Cattle REC Director Now Chair of UF/IFAS Animal Sciences

When John Arthington was 11, his grandfather gave him two heifers for a 4-H project in Indiana, where he was born and raised. Arthington took those heifers and built a small herd, and that success… Read More

UF Celebrates Rockefeller Minority Scholars in First-Ever Reunion

When Sally Williams first stepped foot on the University of Florida campus in 1975 to begin her master’s degree studying food microbiology, she experienced culture shock. The fast-paced environment, bicycles everywhere and thousands of students… Read More

UF/IFAS Professor Emeritus Wins International Award For Cattle Reproduction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida animal sciences graduate research professor emeritus has won the 2018 International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium Pioneer Award (IRRS), given to scientists who have trained students and made major contributions… Read More

UF/IFAS efforts to feed youth highlight Global Children’s Nutrition Month

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist hopes his new research in Ethiopia answers key questions about malnutrition and ultimately leads to solutions that save millions of lives by improving programs that give chickens… Read More