Tag: CALS

UF/IFAS’ new FloraGator website can help students learn to classify plants by family

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — FloraGator, an online plant identification website developed by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is now available via mobile app and Internet website. The site enables users to take information about a… Read More

Many ways to connect with UF/IFAS through social media

Click here to view image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With a statewide mission to ensure healthy food, families and natural resources across Florida, a great way to keep up with the vast resources of the University… Read More

UF, Peace Corps offer new program through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Demand for Peace Corps volunteers with agricultural skills has helped create a new degree program available from the University of Florida. Known as the Peace Corps… Read More

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture addresses U.S. agriculture needs during UF stop

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Opportunities for jobs in agriculture abound, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan told University of Florida students and faculty Thursday. “We actually have a gap… Read More

Rosemary Loria appointed chair of UF plant pathology department

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Cornell University professor has been selected as chair of the University of Florida’s plant pathology department, UF officials announced today. Rosemary Loria, a plant pathology… Read More

Teresa Balser appointed dean of UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison administrator has been selected as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF officials announced today. Teresa Balser,… Read More

UF agricultural honorary organizes national service project to feed Central Florida’s hungry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gleaning, the age-old practice of collecting discarded crops from harvested fields, is getting new attention as a way for volunteers to supply soup kitchens and other charities with low-cost food. This weekend, college students from… Read More

Next Week’s ‘Florida Saves’ Campaign Urges State Residents to Save for a Rainy Day

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Elaine Courtney – ecourtne@ifas.ufl.edu, (850) 689-5850 Anita McKinney – anitamck@ufl.edu, (904) 387-8850 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expect a call from your conscience next week, telling you it’s time to blow the dust… Read More

Marion County Farm Bureau Establishes Endowment with UF to Support Local Ag Students

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows farmers grow food, and now one farming organization is helping the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences grow the next generation of agricultural professionals. The Marion County Farm… Read More