GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut of beef once ground into hamburger has become one of the nation’s most popular steaks, thanks to a processing method co-developed by a University of Florida researcher.
Recent figures show flat iron steak sales now top 90 million pounds a year, making the value-priced cut the nation’s fifth best-selling steak. (more …)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nathaniel Reed, a lifelong environmentalist who worked under more than one president despite a controversial style that transcended party politics, will speak at the University of Florida November 28.
Reed is being named the first Distinguished Leader in Fish and Wildlife Conservation, a new award bestowed jointly by UF’s departments of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Both departments are part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. (more …)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows farmers grow food, and now one farming organization is helping the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences grow the next generation of agricultural professionals.
The Marion County Farm Bureau has established a $100,000 endowment to benefit students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who hail from Marion County and pursue agricultural careers. (more …)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agricultural economist Kenneth Ray Tefertiller, head of the University of Florida’s agriculture program from 1973 to 1988 and a retired professor of food and resource economics, died Tuesday, Nov. 13. He was 77.
Tefertiller had lived in Gainesville since 1965, when he arrived at UF to take a position as a professor and chairman of what was then called the agricultural economics department. He retired in 2000 but remained a professor emeritus. (more …)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Soil-moisture sensors hooked to sprinkler systems could put a huge dent in homeowners’ utility bills – and help conserve much-needed water, a new University of Florida study says.
Researcher Michael Dukes found that for three of four soil-moisture sensors tested, water savings ranged from 69 percent to 92 percent, compared to grass watered without the help of sensors. (more …)