Gainesville, Fla. ─ The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University’s Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce the three winners of the Innovative Farmer Award for this year’s conference.
The Innovative Farmer Award recognizes farmers and ranchers who are innovative leaders and excel in making their farming systems more profitable over the long term, using farming practices that enhance natural resources, leading or participating in activities that support viable communities and providing outreach and/or education about sustainable agriculture ideas and practices to others.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas W. Vickroy, a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college.
Dean James W. Lloyd made the announcement following a comprehensive national search. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Dorota Haman, chairman of UF/IFAS’ Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, has been elected a 2014 fellow by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and was inducted at the society’s annual meeting last week.
ASABE defines a fellow as a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering. They have a minimum of 20 years of active practice in or related to engineering and at least 20 years as an active ASABE member.
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty and former College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students took home a passel of awards from this year’s North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture conference held June 25-28 in Bozeman, Montana.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A four-year faculty member in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has received a national award for young leaders in her field.
Kelly Grogan, a food and resource economics assistant professor, was selected in May as one of five national winners of the 2014 Early Career Professional Leadership Award by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics.
The C-FARE Board of Directors selected Grogan based on her merit and interest in learning more about federal grant programs. The council also commended Grogan for her interest in communicating agriculture and applied economics to policymakers.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — High-quality scientific research was again in the spotlight as the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences held its annual research awards program May 14 at the Harn Museum.
The event brought together dozens of UF/IFAS faculty members, graduate students and stakeholders from around the state.
A UF/IFAS forest biologist is among the authors of a new Association of Public and Land-grant Universities report that outlines six “grand challenges” facing the U.S. in the areas of sustainability, water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education.
The report, called “Science, Education and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources,” recommends a series of research, education and outreach activities to meet the challenges over the next decade.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six faculty members with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2014-17.
The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that’s likely to continue to distinguish them in their fields. This year, 33 UF faculty members earned the honor.
Cutline: Left to right: Joel McQuagge (Advisor), Leigh Ann Skurupey (Coach), Logan Perry, Chelsea Lopez, Kaley Garner, Alexandra Leepack, Cheyanne Niedringhaus, Linsey Clark, Taylor Murphy, Maegan Hackett, Rachel Benfield, Matthew McQuagge, Kathryn Sheppard (Assistant Coach), Ashley Coxen (Assistant Coach).
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida student team has won another national title, this time in horse judging.
A team took home first prize in the 2014 Spring Horse Judging Contest on April 15 at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas. The team of Linsey Clark, Rachel Benfield, Taylor Murphy, Matt McQuagge and Logan Perry names cq beat 27 other teams from land-grant universities across the U.S.
Although UF has had a successful horse-judging program for more than 20 years, this is the first time a UF team has been ranked first overall, said Leigh Ann Skurupey, UF’s horse-judging team coach.
Elaine Turner has been named dean of the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Elaine Turner, senior associate dean for UF’s third -largest college, often known as CALS, has been interim dean of the school since early January, but becomes its dean effective April 11, said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources.
“Dr. Turner is a person who gets things done,” said Payne. “She is organized, she’s tireless, she never drops the ball and she’s got a career-long commitment to the highest-quality teaching.”