University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences
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Type Public Agricultural and Life Sciences School
Parent institution
University of Florida
Endowment Increase2.svg$1.73 billion (2018) [1]
Dean Elaine Turner
Students6,334 [2]
Location, ,
United States
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Griffin-Floyd Hall Home of CALS

The University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), founded in 1964, is a college of the University of Florida.



The programs offered specialize in agriculture, natural resources, and life sciences. CALS has two schools with it:

The School of Forest Resources and Conservation (forestry and conservation) and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (natural resources and environmental science). [3]

CALS has 24 undergraduate majors, more than 50 areas of specialization and 20 graduate programs, CALS is an educational leader in the areas of food, agriculture, natural resources and life sciences.

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

CALS administers the degree programs of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). IFAS is a federal, state, and local government partnership dedicated to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. IFAS was awarded $166 million in annual research expenditures in sponsored research for 2018. [4]

Florida Department of Citrus

The Florida Department of Citrus has its department of economic research at 2125 McCarty Hall. [5]

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  1. As of June 30, 2018. "Annual Performance Report". University of Florida Foundation. 2018. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019.
  2. About CALS Students
  3. "College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - UF/IFAS".
  4. "University of Florida smashes research awards record with $837.6 million in fiscal year 2018". University of Florida. July 31, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. "Contact" (Archive). Florida Department of Citrus. Retrieved on September 13, 2015. "Florida Department of Citrus Economic Research 2125 McCarty Hall – University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 32611-0249 USA"
  6. "Divisions, Schools & Departments - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences". Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  7. "Entomology and Nematology Department". Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), UFl. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2022-06-25.