University of Florida

Animal Sciences Extension

A Message about the Department of Animal Sciences Extension

Extension is the third arm of the land grant system provided by the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. This Act established the Cooperative Extension Service and specified that the service would be associated with a land grant college. More...

Meat Extension




Meat Extension is involved in developing and implementing extension education to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of muscle foods and to improve the production, utilization, value, and sustainability of muscle foods. 

Meat Extension Faculty, Instructors and Staff

Meat scientists at the University of Florida have expertise in muscle biology, fresh meat quality, meat processing, food safety, and meat microbiology. See the list and each faculty member's area of expertise and contact information. More...

Meat Retail Store and Processing Facility

The University of Florida Meat Processing Laboratory (establishment number 6537) is a Federal (USDA- FSIS) Inspected meat processing facility and is within the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences. More...

Upcoming Events

HACCP Training Classes

January 18 and 19, 2017

800 Shakerag Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744

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May 10 and 11, 2017

Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport (Click on hotel name for their website)
950 NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road)
Miami, Florida 33126
Front Desk: 1-305-446-9000

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We are now under negotiations for reduced hotel room costs. Please check back at a later date for rates!

August 16 and 17, 2017

UF/IFAS/Department of Animal Sciences
2250 Shealy Drive
Building 102, Room 459
Gainesville, FL 32611

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For additional information contact:
Jason Scheffler: email:
Chad Carr: email;
2250 Shealy Drive

Youth Programs


Processor Information

UF/IFAS Meat Extension Publications: EDIS Publications

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Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, which allows us all to benefit from the knowledge of our land-grant universities. Extension has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day.

Solutions for Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension maintains an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.

IFAS Resources