GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Caleb Cheng, an 18-year-old 4-H member from Palm Beach County, has been selected to serve on the National 4-H Board of Trustees, which governs the National 4-H Council, a panel that supports national and state 4-H programs with a focus on fundraising, brand management, communications and legal and fiduciary services.
The teenager is going to Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, for his official three-year appointment to the board.
“I am extremely excited to serve on the National 4-H Council’s Board of Trustees,” Caleb said in an email. “Service is undoubtedly a characteristic I hold dear and view with utmost importance in making the best better in the world around me.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A number of people were honored for their contributions to UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the annual Dinner of Distinction, held at the UF Hilton Conference Center the evening of Friday, Oct. 4.
This was the second year of the awards banquet established to recognize individuals and organizations that support and advance the UF/IFAS Mission. It is held on the same weekend as the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ TailGATOR event, which serves as both a celebration of alumni achievements and an opportunity for students to learn more about CALS while networking with alumni.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Project Learning Tree program had a successful year in 2012 with more participation and activities, according to recently released figures.
The program, which is housed in the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation, is a partnership between UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida 4-H, the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Forest Association.
It offers environmental education curricula and tools that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Its parent organization is the American Forest Foundation.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This year, Florida reached a milestone, marking the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s east coast.
To commemorate that anniversary, more than 500 Florida 4‐H youth will arrive in Tallahassee for its annual 4-H Day at the Capitol event on March 14. The UF-based organization will welcome an additional 250 parent and adult participants.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year, Florida reached a milestone, marking the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s east coast.
To commemorate that anniversary, Florida 4-H has come up with a goal related to the number 500: The UF-based organization hopes to bring 500 green-shirted young people to the state’s government headquarters in Tallahassee for its annual 4-H Day at the Capitol event on March 14.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials opened a new building Thursday that will be a second home for extension faculty gathering in Gainesville for professional development and training activities.
About 200 people gathered midday to dedicate the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center, at 2142 Shealy Drive. The center, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is adjacent to the animal sciences and veterinary medicine facilities.
The building is named for Alto Straughn and his wife, Patrecia, who donated funds that helped support its construction. Straughn is a well-known blueberry farmer and a former state extension specialist. (more …)
In this photo released from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lee County 4-H members Korina Chilcoat, 16, right, and Abigail Winslow, 11, dig a hole to plant a South Florida slash pine tree at Fort Myers’ Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve West – Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. (more …)
In this photo released from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Lyndel Kerr of Lawtey, Fla., left, and Bobby Lines of Okeechobee, Fla., chase a steer at Ropin’ in the Swamp, an annual team roping competition at UF’s Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2008. Kerr and Lines were among 36 riders who competed. Team roping is a rodeo event where pairs of riders try to lasso a steer’s head and hind legs as quickly as possible.