Tag: CALS

Plants, Gardening and You course hands out 50,000th plant to students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida professor David Clark has given away enough plants to fill a stadium. On Thursday, Jessica Finkel a senior public relations student in the UF marching band was the lucky recipient of the… Read More

UF students win grants for projects that aid farmers in developing countries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences were awarded seven grants for projects that help farmers in developing countries address horticultural marketing and production. The University of Florida is… Read More

UF honors CALS alumnus Gustavo Fonseca with Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gustavo Alberto da Fonseca, a world-renown ecological scholar and key figure in biodiversity conservation, was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Florida at the fall graduation ceremony in December. The award… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS gives back by developing a student philanthropy council

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Family, youth and community sciences senior Rebecca Troast plans to use the skills she is learning now for a future career in nonprofit donor relations. This interest attracted her to the newly-formed Student Philanthropy Council,… Read More

Annual poinsettia sale hosted by UF student organization is an experiential learning model for other universities

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Each December, the undergraduate environmental horticulture club in the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts its highly-anticipated poinsettia sale. This year, the 21st annual poinsettia sale will be Dec…. Read More

UF/IFAS CALS student places first in international graduate student competition

APOPKA, Fla. – Debalina Saha, an environmental horticulture graduate assistant at the University of Florida, has always wanted to study how different mulches and herbicides affect weed growth. Her tenacity has paid off: Saha placed first in the… Read More

USDA honors 2 UF/IFAS faculty with teaching excellence awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received Excellence in Teaching honors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The awards were announced at the annual meeting of… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS to offer food and resource economics major in Plant City beginning January 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nathan Cox has worked in the landscaping and lawn maintenance industry in Riverview, Florida, since high school. Six months ago, he began his own landscaping and irrigation company while finishing his associate’s degree at Hillsborough… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS students join in hurricane relief efforts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year’s hurricane season has left Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and many other states and countries with severe damage. However, the aftermath of these storms has led students within the University… Read More