Graduation means a rewarding career change for UF/IFAS CALS student

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After a successful career as a cosmetologist for more than 23 years, Melissa Meister decided she owed it to herself to earn a bachelor’s degree. This week, she will graduate with a degree in dietetics from the University of Florida. Meister, 49, will join more than 300 students graduating with their bachelor’s degrees from the

UF/IFAS report: Florida’s ag, natural resources industries strengthened post-recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New financial figures from Florida’s agricultural and natural resources sector show that the state’s economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In calendar year 2015, Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and food industries provided $132.04 billion in value-added contributions to the state’s economy, an increase of 2.6 percent over 2014, according to a study published by the

UF/IFAS Plant Camp applications available from Dec. 12 to Feb. 18

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Teachers, it’s that time of year again. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will have applications for its popular and free 2018 Plant Camp. Applications will be accepted from Dec. 12 to Feb. 18. The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sponsor the five-day workshop June 11 to 15, 2018. The workshop is designed for

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