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UF/IFAS officials credit teamwork for victory over invasive Oriental fruit fly; end of quarantine means return to business as usual for Miami-Dade County growers


February 17, 2016

Female Oriental fruit fly. Click on image for high-res version. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County on Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Homestead, Payne, Place

Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame adds 4 new inductees on Feb. 9


January 25, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame is honoring four new inductees in Tampa on Feb. 9 who have ties to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Joe Joyce, University Of Florida

Mother-daughter team teaches the art of canning food


January 15, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As a little girl, Melanie Thomas would ladle hot fruit into glass jars with her grandmother or watch from afar as her parents canned fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. “I was one of those who was afraid of the ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures


December 8, 2015

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Blueberries, CALS, Cold Protection, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Extension, Food And Resource Economics, Horticultural Sciences, Jeff Williamson, Tatiana Borisova

UF/IFAS Extension helping students enter the food service workforce


December 3, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Brandi Smith, 17 and a senior in the culinary arts program at Dunnellon High School, dreams of one day being accepted into the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. A program at her high school has set ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS and a Sumter County church are helping locals dig in the dirt


November 16, 2015

OXFORD, Fla. --- Maureen McCoy has always gardened and enjoys knowing where her food comes from and exactly what is used to grow it. And that’s why she signed up for a plot in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

Ft. Pierce Farmer’s Market named one of the best in the country


November 3, 2015

FT. PIERCE, Fla. --- Nearly 20 years ago, University of Florida Extension Agent and Master Gardener Anita Neal dreamed of a farmer’s market in downtown Ft. Pierce, overlooking the Indian River. She envisioned a place where residents could ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Farmers' Market, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

Hundreds of students will learn what it takes to work in agriculture


October 20, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- More than 600 fourth-grade students are ready to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through the eyes of Marion County’s farming community this week during the University of Florida Marion County Extension’s ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

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