Category Archives : News

Dr.Rob Gilbert named new Dean of Research

On November 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr.Rob Gilbert named new Dean of Research

Dr. Gilbert will take over as UF/IFAS research dean from his current position as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department, a job he’s held since 2014. Before coming to Gainesville, Gilbert worked at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where he rose through…

Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year.

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year.

Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year. The award was presented at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. The Extension Professional of the Year Award recognizes an Extension Agent who has contributed to the Farm Bureau mission and vision, assisted with crop…

UF/IFAS Agronomy Forage and Turfgrass Graduate Students Are “Outstanding in Their Fields” at Annual CSSA Meetings

On November 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on UF/IFAS Agronomy Forage and Turfgrass Graduate Students Are “Outstanding in Their Fields” at Annual CSSA Meetings

Six graduate students in the Agronomy Department at UF/IFAS dominated the awards presentations in their respective divisions at the annual Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) meetings held in Baltimore, MD November 3 to 7, 2018.  The CSSA has 9 different divisions based on subject matter and various science disciplines….

Welcome our new Weed Science Advisor

On November 13, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Welcome our new Weed Science Advisor

We are happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Pratap Devkota to the Agronomy Department. His research and extension program will encompass weed management in agronomic field, forage and emerging crops.  Please keep Dr. Devkota in mind as you plan your collaborative research and your graduate student committees this fall…

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…