Tag: CALS

UF’s New Honey Bee Lab Will Support Beekeeping, Agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty percent of the food we eat is made possible by honey bees. And behind each of these hardworking pollinators is an equally hardworking beekeeper or scientist who helps them thrive. The University of Florida’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Student from Union County Awarded First Roland T. Stern Scholarship Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Chad Nolan Ward, Jr. hails from a long line of forestry workers. The Union County resident and University of Florida student says the profession is in his blood. “My father is a third-generation logger and… Read More

UF Student Receives Prestigious Mass Media Fellowship for Science Communication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From Himalayan peaks through the red-rock trails of Utah to the murky mysteries of Florida waterways, University of Florida student Joan Meiners’ constant companion on these adventures is her journal and pen. This summer, Meiners… Read More

Florida cattleman donates cow to UF’s campus food pantry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the University of Florida, 16 percent of those who visited the on-campus Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork pantry mentioned the service was their sole source of food when they needed temporary assistance…. Read More

IFAS/CALS Faculty Earn Top Mentoring, Teaching Awards from UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida honored two Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) faculty with university-wide teaching and mentorship awards at a ceremony held April 11. Shirley Baker, associate professor in the UF/IFAS School of… Read More

UF student overcomes adversity to earn bachelor’s degree at 52

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After decades of putting a dream to earn a college degree on hold, Alicia Thomas, 52, will accomplish her life goal this spring by earning her bachelor’s in family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) from… Read More

Valenstein and Vitelli Named University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumni

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni Noah Valenstein and Chris Vitelli are two of only 30 University of Florida alumni who received this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Valenstein, a 1999 environmental science… Read More

Acclaimed cattle nutrition expert named director of UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

QUINCY, Fla. – When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant… Read More