According to the most recent National Science Foundation Figures, UF has ranked first or second among U.S. universities in total agricultural sciences research expenditures since fiscal year 2001.

Financial support for UF/IFAS research activities comes from a variety of sources, including federal grants; state appropriations; check-off programs sponsored by producers; contracts and grants from non-profit organizations and private companies; donations; and revenues from the licensing of crop cultivars, products and technologies developed by UF/IFAS personnel.

1 "Table 39. Total and federally financed higher education R&D expenditures in the agricultural sciences, ranked by FY 2015 total: FYs 2012–15. NCSES Data. National Science Foundation. Web. 21 Dec. 2016 From