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Agronomy graduate wins Young Farmer And Rancher Achievement Award for 2018

On October 26, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy graduate wins Young Farmer And Rancher Achievement Award for 2018

                                          Adam and Ashley Cook won the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award for 2018 from the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Adam graduated from the UF/IFAS Agronomy program in 2014…

FTGA Scholarship Winners!

On October 11, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on FTGA Scholarship Winners!

  Two Agronomy students were awarded the Florida Turf Grass Association Scholarships! Please congratulate Katie Cox and Jamie Buhlman!    

William C. and Bertha M. Cornett Fellowship Fund Winner

On August 31, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on William C. and Bertha M. Cornett Fellowship Fund Winner

Who were they? Bertha Cornett, widow of William C. Cornett, established an estate plan which provided assets for graduate fellowships in the family name. The Cornetts worked for the Orlando Sentinel. Bertha, who was active in the orchid society, passed away in 1996, surviving her husband by several years. What…

Fall Social

On August 29, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Fall Social

The 2018 Agronomy Fall Social was held on August 27 and it was a huge success!!! Swamphead hosted the event and did an amazing job and we had stone-oven baked pizza on hand, along with many variants of frosty beverages. Awards were presented, ideas were shared and corn hole was…

Aquatic Plant Management Society Essay Winners

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Aquatic Plant Management Society Essay Winners

Last week at the national Aquatic Plant Management Society meeting, there were 26 graduate students competing in the essay contest. Of those 26, 2 students from the University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, won 2nd and 3rd place in the contest. We would like to congratulate Jens…

Arun Jani wins the Hull Award!

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Arun Jani wins the Hull Award!

Agronomy graduate students are eligible to compete for the F. Hull Award of Excellence.  Those graduate students graduating in 2018 with either an MS or Ph.D. degree in Agronomy and still being registered in fall 2018 are eligible for this award. The Fred Hull Award has been offered alternately with…

Agronomy Chair Dr. Gilbert featured in Gainesville Sun

On July 25, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy Chair Dr. Gilbert featured in Gainesville Sun

Agronomy Department Chairman, Dr.Robert Gilbert, was featured in the Gainesville Sun article about the industrial hemp. Congratulations to Dr.Gilbert on his efforts gaining the attention of the media and providing a spotlight on an important matter.  

Drs.Rowland and Tillman are featured in the Alligator Newspaper

On July 17, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Drs.Rowland and Tillman are featured in the Alligator Newspaper

Dr. Diane Rowland and Dr. Barry Tillman were the highlight of an article in the Independent Florida Alligator. The article discussed their work on developing techniques to breed drought-tolerant peanuts. You can view the article here.                  

AGSA Symposium and Presentation Award Winners

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on AGSA Symposium and Presentation Award Winners

In April, the Agronomy Graduate Student Association (AGSA) under the guidance of faculty adviser, Dr. Esteban Rios, organized a research symposium highlighting graduate student research in the Agronomy Department. A wide range of disciplines were covered including crop physiology and nutrition, weed science, plant breeding and genetics, and forage science….

Industrial Hemp on the Radar for Florida Farmers and Researchers

On March 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Industrial Hemp on the Radar for Florida Farmers and Researchers

The University of Florida Board of Trustees has given the OK for UF/IFAS researchers to develop hemp management and cropping systems. The move is an important step to test the viability of what could become a valuable alternative crop for the state’s agriculture producers. Industrial hemp, a variety of the…