Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Aiming to Improve Production of Florida Grapefruit, UF/IFAS Student Earns Fourth Academic Scholarship

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Dinesh Phuyal, who is pursuing a master’s degree in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, recently garnered a prestigious Yara North American Crop Innovation… 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 for global food… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Launches Academy to Promote a Culture of Effective Mentoring

Many academics do not receive formal mentorship education. Yet, when students receive effective mentoring from a faculty member or adviser, this can have positive impacts on the student’s productivity, creativity and mental health, according to a 2018 article… Read More

Growing Batty: UF/IFAS Researchers Discover That Rare Bats Pollinate Durian Trees

Every October, creatures of the night await their once-a-year opportunity to go forth and feast upon sweet treats offered abundantly throughout the neighborhood. A typical Halloween in Florida? An event celebrating Bat Week, observed internationally Oct. 24-31? Not… Read More

UF Students Design Corn Maze for Plant City Family Farm

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) geomatics program are partnering with a Florida family farm to promote agritourism. The Single… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Honors Alumnus with Award of Distinction

Growing up in Wildwood, Florida, provided Michael Joyner with an abundance of mentors in the farming and ranching industries – people who demonstrated to him their dedication to providing food and fiber to the world. Their commitment to… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Alumna Honored with Award for Dedication to the College and Florida Agricultural Community

With a love for animals beginning at a young age, Tory Moore competed in nearly every Florida FFA competition available to her through East Ridge High School. These experiences led Moore to initially study animal sciences at the… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Student Discovered Animal Sciences, Career through 4-H

You don’t need to grow up on a farm to make a career animal sciences. Kylie Philips fell in love with the field through her local 4-H program. “I didn’t come from an agricultural background. If it wasn’t… Read More

UF to Host Leader in Organic Farming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Organic farming is a multimillion-dollar industry in Florida, with certified organic farms having generated $72.4 million in produce sales statewide in 2016. To highlight the practice of growing organically, the University of Florida/IFAS will host… Read More

UF Student Wins Scholarship to Find Solutions to Seagrass Loss

Right now, in a University of Florida marine science lab in Cedar Key, Florida, about 40 sea urchins are chowing down on their food of choice — seagrass. Jamila Roth, an interdisciplinary ecology student in the UF/IFAS College… Read More