The North Florida Research & Education Center (NFREC) is one of the largest and the most diverse units of UF/IFAS, consisting of research and education campuses in Quincy and Marianna, Florida. NFREC has 16 active faculty members representing 8 academic departments and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation and a dynamic population of post-doctoral associates, scientific/farm/administrative staff.
The purpose of the Range Cattle Research and Education Center is to conduct research and provide information that will solve problems related to improving the profitability of beef, forage and field crops, and dairy production in central and south Florida. Emphasis will be placed on developing new information that can be used immediately by these industry groups.
The South Florida Beef-Forage Program is composed of extension faculty representing 12 Florida counties, in addition to research faculty and extension specialists located at various research centers and departments at the University of Florida. A major goal of this program is to coordinate extension and research activities for enhanced forage and cattle production in Central and South Florida.
The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center is situated on 320 acres, the center serves growers, farmers, and other clientele in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. It supplies decision-makers with specific knowledge to sustain and enhance agricultural, human, and natural resources through nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and teaching programs.