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PhD Student James Maku receives an Outstanding Achievement Award!

On November 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on PhD Student James Maku receives an Outstanding Achievement Award!

Agronomy Ph.D. student Mr. James Maku received an Outstanding Achievement Award on November 14 during the 24th Annual International Student Services Award Ceremony. James was recognized for his strong academic record and innovative research into the genetics of peanut nodulations. Congratulations to James and his advisor Dr. Jianping Wang!  …

Dr. Luke Flory receives the UF Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year

On November 16, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Luke Flory receives the UF Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year

  Dr. Luke Flory, invasive ecologist in the Agronomy Department, received the University of Florida Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year Award on November 13.  This campus-wide award recognizes the strong international impact of Dr. Flory’s programs in Belize, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands…

Dr. Hardev Sandhu wins the Early Career Award

On November 16, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Hardev Sandhu wins the Early Career Award

  Dr. Hardev Sandhu, Assistant Professor in Agronomy at the Everglades Research and Education Center, won the prestigious Early Career Award at the American Society of Agronomy meetings in Tampa this October. Hardev was recognized for his work on sugarcane and energycane cultivar development and management, and strong impact of…

Agronomy Faculty continues to impress

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy Faculty continues to impress

Dr. Kevin Kenworthy received the National NACTA Educator Award. Congratulations, Dr.Kenworthy! Read more about it here!                          

Farm Bureau & Extension in the news!

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Farm Bureau & Extension in the news!

Dr. Jack Payne wrote an excellent article on the representation of IFAS Extension and Florida Farming Community. Read about it here!                        

American Society of Agronomy announces 2017 award recipient

On June 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on American Society of Agronomy announces 2017 award recipient

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) announces the following 2017 award recipient to be formally presented at the ASA Awards Ceremony on 2017-10-25 during the scientific society’s Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. Hardev Sandhu, Everglades Research &…

Former Agronomy offices, Newell Hall, has grand opening

On May 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Former Agronomy offices, Newell Hall, has grand opening

Newell Hall, which used to house the Agronomy Department, has reopened and is now the new student technology center. More can be read about it here. Part of the outside decor includes plant boxes, one of which was supplied by the Agronomy-Soils Club.              …

Kelly Racette

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Kelly Racette

UF/IFAS Agronomy Doctorate student, Kelly Racette, has been conducting research as part of the Agroecology partnership program at Harper-Adams University. Click here to read the article.                

Dr. Altpeter participates in sugarcane experiment

On April 5, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Altpeter participates in sugarcane experiment

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.   Read more here.      …

Agronomy faculty are award winners!

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy faculty are award winners!

Agronomy faculty received 5 awards this week.  Four AGR faculty were well-deserved recipients of the new University Term Professorship Award.  Please  congratulate Drs. John Erickson, Luke Flory, Brent Sellers and David Wright for this honor. Furthermore, Dr. Kevin Kenworthy received the prestigious North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Educator…