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Research Teams



Academic Units Represented


Conducts research and teaches ways to use plants for food, fuel, feed and more.

Animal Sciences

Makes animal enterprises sustainable and give consumers safe, economical food.


Studies and teaches natural control methods, pest management options and more.

Environmental Horticulture

Breeds, propagates, installs and maintains plants to enhance the environment.

Forest Resources and Conservation

Educates and studies ways to measure, manage and conserve natural resources.

Horticultural Sciences

Examines plants, creates new varieties, and helps fruit and vegetable growers.

Plant Pathology

Studies and educates others about plant diseases and plant-microbe exchanges.

Natural Resources and Environment

Develops leaders to face challenges in natural resources and the environment.

Soil and Water Sciences

Manages pesticides and wastes, analyzes landscapes, remediates soil and more.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Teaches, researches, and provides ways to conserve wildlife and their habitats.


Director of North Florida Research and Education Centers, Quincy/Suwanee Valley(Live Oak)/Marianna

Welcome to the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Families.

NFREC enhances its operations with Real Time Kinematic GPS

Through the generous support of DigiFarm and SunSouth, NFREC has installed an RTK base station at its location in Quincy FL.

Welcome Back, North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwanee Valley (Live Oak)

In January 2018 it was announced that the Suwanee Valley Agriculture and Education Center would be returning to its home under the umbrella of the North Florida Research and Education Center.