Media Advisory

Flavors of Florida to Benefit UF Field and Fork Campus Food Program

WHO: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty, staff, administrators and friends of UF/IFAS.

WHAT: Join UF/IFAS scientists, administrators and friends of UF/IFAS for an evening of tasty treats at the sixth annual Flavors of Florida. Participants will sample delicious foods and beverages featuring emerging crops such as hops and the latest UF/IFAS-developed varieties of strawberries, blueberries and more, among other delectable delights. The foods showcase the best results of research in the breeding programs at UF/IFAS.

Proceeds from this UF/IFAS tradition will go to the UF Field and Fork Campus Food Program, which provides opportunities for collaboration and learning in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Also part of the field and fork program, the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry helps people in the campus community who lack sufficient access to affordable, nutritious food.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 11, 2019.

WHERE: The Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field; University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Caylin Hilton,

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.