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Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Joe Joyce to head IFAS Center for Leadership

Published: Apr 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences announced today that Joseph Joyce, associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources, will leave that position to lead the development of an IFAS Center aimed at leadership development.

Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

International food security expert to speak at UF

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oxford University Professor Charles Godfray, one of the most influential scientists involved in research and outreach on global food security, is speaking at the University of Florida April 4 as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar.

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows.

UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

Published: Feb 26th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Irradiated, sterile flies dropped over seaports and agricultural areas to mate with unsuspecting females save food crops and millions of dollars in prevented infestations and the ensuing eradication efforts.

UF/IFAS recording stories during Florida State Fair

Published: Feb 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate 100 years of UF/IFAS Extension achievements and community service at Florida’s 2014 State Fair Feb. 6-17 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

UF researchers find genetic cause for citrus canker, putting them a step closer to a cure

Published: Jan 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida are closer to finding a possible cure for citrus canker after identifying a gene that makes citrus trees susceptible to the bacterial pathogen

UF/IFAS names Folta as horticultural sciences chairman

Published: Jan 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kevin Folta, the interim chair of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, has accepted the permanent job, Jack Payne, UF’s senior vice president for agricultural and natural resources, announced last week.

UF/IFAS study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF names recipients of International Educator of the Year Awards

Published: Nov 5th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida faculty members and a staff member will receive the 2013 International Educator of the Year Awards from the University of Florida International Center.