UF/IFAS employs close to 500 faculty members with research appointments, along with a similar number of research support employees such as lab technicians.

Many UF/IFAS researchers are award-winning, internationally recognized experts who publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals. Many of our faculty members are inducted into prestigious organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and are fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

UF/IFAS researchers have joint appointments that include teaching and/or Extension responsibilities. Findings from UF/IFAS research are used as the basis for Extension programs taught statewide via publications, distance education, and field day events, and are the foundation of many of the classes taught by our faculty.