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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

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Local Updates

Last updated: 04/06/20 ; 9:04 a.m.

Note: All UF/IFAS in-person events and gatherings scheduled through May 15, 2020 are postponed. This extends to volunteer meetings, workshops, demos, conferences, and events such as field days and open houses. Facilities and offices are open and fully operational unless otherwise noted.

Other Status Updates


  • Main Campus

    Unit

    Status

    Notes

    Contact

    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) 

    Office is not accepting visitors, following UF protocol 

    UF faculty and staff are working from home and responding to email, phone calls, and Zoom requests

    cals-dean@ufl.edu 

    352-392-1963  

  • Extension Offices

    For the latest Extension office closures and status updates, please view the UF/IFAS Extension Offices - Local Updates page. 

  • Research and Education Centers

    Unit

    Status

    Notes

    Contact

    Citrus REC - Lake Alfred

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Everglades REC - Belle Glade

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Florida Medical Entomology Lab - Vero Beach

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Ft. Lauderdale REC - Davie

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Gulf Coast REC - Balm

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Gulf Coast REC - Plant City

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Indian River REC - Ft. Pierce

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Mid-Florida REC - Apopka

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    North Florida REC - Marianna

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    North Florida REC - Quincy

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    North Florida REC - Suwannee Valley

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Range Cattle REC - Ona

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Southwest Florida REC - Immokalee

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Tropical REC - Homestead

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    West Florida REC - Jay

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    West Florida REC - Milton

    Closed to visitors

     

     
  • Research and Demonstration Sites

    Unit

    Status

    Notes

    Contact

    Plant Science Research and Education Unit

     

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Hastings Agricultural Extension Center

    Facility is open, but offices and buildings are closed to outside visitors. See note in this section. 

    All visitors must have proper authorization to travel. That includes Extension agents, specialists, graduate students, biologists, or other staff from an offsite lab. Visitors must contact Scott Chambers with their plans (personnel visiting, date, time, location(s) on the farm, etc.).

    Only when Scott responds affirmative that the visit can take place, can the person(s) move forward with the plan. It is preferable that other HAEC Employees are not on site for these visits, or at least are significantly distanced from the visitors on the farm. Visitors must practice CDC guidelines for social distancing, PPE, and other tactics to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

    Christian Christensen

    ctchrist@ufl.edu 

    Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

    Closed to visitors

     

     

    Nature Coast Biological Station

    Closed to visitors

     

     
  • 4-H Camps

    Unit

    Status

    Notes

    Contact

    Cherry Lake

    Closed to outside user groups

    Planning for Residential Summer Camp is in progress, registration process is continuing as normal with an understanding that 100% refund will be given to families if needed due to COVID-19

    John Myrick

    (850) 929-4429

    cherrylake4h@ifas.ufl.edu  

    Timpoochee

    Closed to outside user groups

    Planning for Residential Summer Camp is in progress, registration process is continuing as normal with an understanding that 100% refund will be given to families if needed due to COVID-19

    Ariel Blanton

    (850) 897-2224

    timpoochee4h@ifas.ufl.edu  

    Cloverleaf

    Closed to outside user groups

    Planning for Residential Summer Camp is in progress, registration process is continuing as normal with an understanding that 100% refund will be given to families if needed due to COVID-19

    William Tillet

    (863) 465-4884

    cloverleaf4h@ifas.ufl.edu