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"The Foundation for Feeding All Nations."

Agronomy is a department within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. Learn more...

The Search for a new of Chair of the Agronomy Department is now Complete!

We are pleased to report that Dr. Rob Gilbert, Director of the Everglades Research and Education Center, has accepted the offer of Chair for the Department of Agronomy. We would like to thank the search committee for an excellent job in bringing us a well-qualified group of candidates.

Dr.Gilbert's appointment will become effective January 15th. In the meantime, he will be addressing needs at EREC while he plans for the transition from Director of EREC to the Agronomy Dept. Chair and the move to Gainesville.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gilbert on his selection as Chair!

One hundred and fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Morrill Act, which created the land‐grant university system, made higher education more accessible to more people, and promoted agricultural science and the mechanical arts. Later, the Hatch and Smith‐Lever Acts further defined the core mission of these institutions: education, research, and outreach. Today, the land‐grant system includes 107 institutions in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. To see more information about the Morrill Act and find out more about the 150th Anniversary of the signing, please click here.