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UF/IFAS Spring Enrollment Largest Ever

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source(s):
Jimmy Cheek (352) 392-1963

GAINESVILLE – Spring enrollment in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is the largest ever. The latest figures indicate an enrollment of 3,869 students, up nearly 11 percent from last spring. The enrollment also surpasses the Fall 1997 term By nearly 40 students – an unusual circumstance, says Jimmy Cheek, UF/IFAS assistant dean for academic programs. Generally, fall enrollments are larger, he says.

UF/IFAS enrollment is defined as enrollment in the College of Agriculture, School of Forest resources and Conservation, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and academic programs at Fort Lauderdale and Milton. (more …)

A Day For Florida’s Kids In Tallahassee: House Resolution To Recognize 4-H, Ancient Treasure Benefits Youth Program

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By:
Ami Neiberger

Source(s):
Ami Neiberger, Florida 4-H Yout (352) 846-0996 ext. 231
Dale McPherson, Florida 4-H Fou (352) 392-1761

TALLAHASSEE–4-H is taking Tallahassee By storm on March 31, with a resolution in the House of Representatives declaring it 4-H day at the state capitol, followed By a night-time reception and auction to benefit the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program.

A resolution will be passed in the Florida House of Representatives, declaring March 31st 4-H day at the state capitol. Rep. Adam Putnam, a 4-H alumnus from Lakeland, will sponsor the resolution. State 4-H Council Officers and other 4-Hers will be present in the gallery to hear the resolution’s introduction. (more …)

Cutting-edge Device Could Thwart Weed Invasion: UF Researcher

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chris Eversole

Source(s):
Jeff Mullahey (941) 658-3412
Donn Shilling (850) 994-5215

IMMOKALEE — Cutting-edge technology could help defeat an aggressive weed that has spread through South Florida and is marching north, University of Florida researchers say.

“The technology literally is a cutting edge — a new device that dispenses weed killer along the blade of a mower,” said Jeff Mullahey, associate professor of range management at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. (more …)

Michael Kors Outlet

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In the marketing and fashion world, Fossil is known to create quality products that provide each user with a unique and versatile experience. They have made it to the top by persisting in using the absolute best of leather and fabric to create their goods and they settle for nothing less than the best to offer to their customers. Their designs are exclusive and distinctive and as a result, many women are prone to buy a Fossil handbag the minute they see one. What is interesting about this brand name is their ability to produce bags for possibly every occasion and spothandbags.com has an amazing new variety of the brand that they carry. Moreover, the website has a listing of all kinds of bags that can be viewed and bought online. Its user friendly and can easily be navigated making it easier on the end user. They have categories for each kind of handbag that they sell. For instance, the celebrity bags can be located under one category with limited time offers and deals that go along with them. Designer bags can be found in a separate one and non-designer bags in a separate category. This even includes sub categories for the types of bags that they sell such as hobos and clutches, which can be found in a huge colorful variety.

These can also be found in various sizes such as small, mini, large and medium, varying and depending on the need of the customer entirely. Satchels, slouch handbags and back packs are a popular choice among many women and this is the good thing about Fossil. It can provide bags to suit all kinds of women and will accomplish their needs in the most satisfactory manner. Warm colors, bright colors, pastel colors, everything is available on request and different materials are used to make different Michael Kors Outlet of Fossil. This makes it an ideal choice for many women who would prefer Fossil any day.

Tefertiller Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source:
Kenneth R. Tefertiller (352) 392-1845 ext. 401

GAINESVILLE – Kenneth R. Tefertiller, University of Florida food and resource economics professor, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award By the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

The award recognizes significant and enduring contributions in scholarship and public service to southern agricultural economics over a professional career. No more than three such awards are presented each year. (more …)

World Food Prize Laureate To Present York Distinguished Lecture

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source:
Marjorie Hoy (352) 392-1901 ext. 153

GAINESVILLE — Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren, Chief Executive and Director General of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya, Africa, will present this year’s York Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom on the University of Florida campus. A reception follows in rooms 122 – 123. The lecture is free and open to the public. (more …)

Leading Figure In Agricultural Economics To Give Wershow Lecture

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source(s):
Leo Polopolus (352) 392-1845 ext. 416
Andrew Schmitz (352) 392-1845 ext. 415

GAINESVILLE – David Zilberman, director of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development and Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, will present this year’s James S. and Dorothy F. Wershow Distinguished Lecture.The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Room 297 of the Holland Law Center on the University of Florida campus. A reception follows. The lecture is free and open to the public. (more …)

Clams Turn Florida Fishermen Into Farmers; Production Could Lead Nation In ’98

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source(s):
Leslie Sturmer (352) 543-5057
Chuck Adams (352) 392-1826, ext. 223

CEDAR KEY — Two years after the state net ban put thousands of them out of work, Florida fishermen not only have found new work as clam farmers, they now appear poised to lead the nation in their newly chosen field.

The biggest contributors to the almost-overnight success story: good weather, job retraining and healthy clams. (more …)

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