The farms of the future

In the next 35 years, we’ll have to produce more food than the all of the world’s production combined over the last 2000 years. So what will the farms of the future look like? Well, they’re unlikely to look like this just yet! But many of these sci-fi-looking elements are already on the way. Take […]

Interview with Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

Today is July 28, 2016 and I am interviewing Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, who is the Administrator for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. We are in Washington D.C. in USDA’s Creative Media and Broadcast Center. I’m Susan Fugate. I’m head of Special Collections at the National Agricultural Library and I’ve worked for USDA for almost 40 years. […]

Timber Bridge Inspection: Stress Wave Timer Demonstration

My name is Brian Brashaw, and I’m a timber bridge engineer at the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute. We’re engaged in a research project in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Local Road Research Board to develop and identify new bridge inspection techniques that can be used by inspectors in […]

Forestry at Oregon State University

Having this forest adjacent to the university is a huge advantage. I don’t have to be behind a desk all the time. I can come out, take some data out in the field and go back in the office and crunch that data. My name’s Justin Thomas, I’m a Forest Engineering, Civil Engineering in the […]

Accelerating access to new agricultural technologies

Grain prices haven’t increased that much, but input costs have hugely increased. Some years you have reasonable grain prices and other years it’s not that fantastic. You’ve actually got to watch what you are doing, you’ve got to watch everything that you’re spending, you’ve got be right on the ball with what you spend and […]

Using MyHeritage Tools to Improve Your Family Tree Data

Hello and welcome to the My Heritage webinars series. I’m Geoff Rasmussen, your host broadcasting to you live from webinar headquarters in Middleton, Idaho. Today we have Daniel Horowitz who is with us live at My Heritage headquarters in Israel. For his class Using MyHeritage Tools to Improve Your Family Data. So thanks to Daniel […]

Bacteria Safari: The forest on your fingernail

They are everywhere. On our skin and in our bodies, on the food we eat and in every environment on the planet. They shape our lives and dramatically influence our health. They are bacteria, but few of us give them a second thought. New scientific research is revealing how these tiny organisms, invisible to the […]

UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center 90th Anniversary

Welcome to UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center website. My name is Gilly Evans and I serve as the Director of the Center. Our Center is an integral part of the University of Florida and we are extremely proud to be one of the only state-supported University facilities conducting research on a wide range of […]