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New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university’s top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable…. Read More

UF/IFAS names new director for Range Cattle Research and Education Center

ONA, Fla. — As a child working and living on the family farm, Brent Sellers took on the nickname, “Weedhopper,” because an acquaintance said he was always jumping around in the weeds. “Who knew at age 5 or… Read More

National Wildlife Refuge System recognizes UF alumnus for work on Nature Coast

A longtime partner of UF/IFAS has been named the National Wildlife Refuge System’s employee of the year for his dedication to environmental conservation on Florida’s Nature Coast. Vic Doig, who holds a UF bachelor’s degree in zoology, is… Read More

Two UF/IFAS Leaders Selected for 2019 Florida 500 List

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida/IFAS earned two spots on this year’s Florida 500, Florida Trend Magazine’s second annual list of the state’s most influential business leaders. Among the 18 agricultural sector leaders the magazine identified for… Read More

New Chair: UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new… Read More

Wedgworth Leadership Institute Seeks Nominations for Class XI

By Christy Chiarelli GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture & Natural Resources (WLIANR) is accepting nominations for Class XI participants in one of Florida’s premier agricultural leadership programs. The two-year comprehensive program, which will… Read More

UF College of Veterinary Medicine earns No. 9 ranking from U.S. News & World Report; becomes one of 28 UF graduate programs ranked among nation’s Top 30 in latest results

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When U.S. News & World Report magazine issued its 2020 rankings of graduate programs this week, the University of Florida saw sweeping gains, brought about by the university’s overall momentum toward preeminence…. Read More

Payne Reflects on Achievements from 2018; Looks Forward to 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As 2018 gives way to 2019, the senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida looks back with pride at the progress made by the UF Institute of Food and… Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS Agronomist, Administrator Named Research Dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When he was planting rice in valley swamps in Sierra Leone many years ago, Robert Gilbert never imagined he’d be a dean at the University of Florida. But now, here he is: dean of research… Read More