University of Florida

About University of Florida

What is Extension?
Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
At the University of Florida, Extension is located in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), along with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and is called UF/IFAS Extension.

Who We Are:
UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life. Nick T. Place, Ph.D., is the Dean and Director of UF/IFAS Extension.

Our Mission:
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.


research assistant

June 2019 Jacksonville, FL
“I like the experience and being able to work in the health field. ”

Undergraduate Researcher

June 2019 - August 2019 Gainesville, FL
“I enjoyed the hands on tasks of conducting experiments and learning about the scientific process in cancer research studies. ”
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