Tag: family

UF Honors Veterans at Free Family Fishing Event

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) will host its final Family Fishing Day of the year on Saturday, Nov. 16. This month’s free event celebrates both Veterans Day and… Read More

Laurie Hurner: From the Family Farm to County Extension Director, Citrus is in Her Blood

SEBRING, Fla. — Laurie Hurner grew up in a fifth-generation Florida citrus-growing family, and she and her sisters worked their farm in Highlands County. “My parents had three daughters,” said Hurner, the director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Lecturer Named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Students won’t find monotonous lectures with rote memorization assignments in Laura Acosta’s dietetics courses at the University of Florida. Instead, dietetics majors find themselves engaged in memorable, meaningful learning experiences, such as conducting mock nutrition interviews, creating educational… Read More

UF/IFAS Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mementos, including a collection of alligator figurines, cover nearly every wall and surface in the University of Florida office of Muthusami Kumaran. Those figurines are a nod to the university community he’s called home for… Read More

Expert Researchers Meet to Discuss Science Related to Heat Stress

By Ashley McLeod GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers representing disciplines such as the military, agriculture and sports medicine met in late October to discuss the latest advances in science and technology related to occupational heat stress in the Southeast…. Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doug Mayo must feel like his cellphone is permanently attached to his ear. For two weeks, Mayo has been taking and making calls, and helping people, mostly farmers, in Jackson County, get back on their… Read More

One-Stop Resource for Disaster Prep Even More Relevant After Florence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The ongoing impacts of Hurricane Florence are a reminder to make sure you are ready for potential hurricanes and other natural disasters. Floridians preparing for the next hurricane can visit the University of Florida’s new… Read More

Back to School: UF/IFAS Expert Offers Tips for Student Civility

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When children return to school this fall, some will encounter uncomfortable situations. For example, classmates might disrespect them or not be their friends anymore. But a University of Florida relationship expert says parents and educators… Read More

11 UF/IFAS Faculty Members, Graduate Students Honored with National NACTA Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) recognized University of Florida faculty and students for their excellence in teaching at its 64th annual conference in June at Iowa State University. The conference brings… Read More