A day at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida (IFAS) often begins early and ends late. Today, during a 12-hour window, they’re trying to capture just what it is that IFAS is and what its people do, from Extension agents working with the public, the faculty of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences department preparing students for the future and scientific research that spans, quite literally, from Earth to outer space. From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, they’re collecting Tweets, Facebook posts and emails, photos and videos, and putting them together for future viewing, like one giant IFAS-family album.
The Florida Master Gardeners and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ programs are getting involved, too! We shared photos of:
Colorful Swiss chard growing in our office garden,
Brian Niemann, with the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program™, speaking at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival,
Even a picture of what our webmaster’s typical work day looks like.
If you follow our Twitter feed (@FloridaMGs), you might have seen our posts, tagged with @uffoodandagnews or the #IFASDay hashtag. We also posted photos on UF IFAS News’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UFIFASNews).
If you’d like to see ALL of the posts from across IFAS (and you should check it out, there’s so much to IFAS!), visit the webpage: http://day.ifas.ufl.edu/
From 4-H students visiting the local television station, to Jupiter Island’s rocky coast as photographed by the Sea Grant program, to a strawberry tasting panel, to seedlings of the endangered ghost orichid in a lab, there are images and videos from every corner of IFAS Extension!
(Clockwise from left: 4-H Students at WCJB New Studio, by Shaumond Scott; Coral Cove State Park on Jupiter Island, from UF/IFAS FL Sea Grant Director Karl Havens; Dr. Michael Kane and graduate student James Sadler with ghost orchid seedlings; strawberry taste test, from UF/IFAS Food Science & Human Nutrition department )