Sustainable Food Systems Initiative Presents "GATHER"

In occasion of Earth Day, the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative is excited to present a screening of the film “GATHER”, accompanied by a virtual panel discussion with the protagonists of the film.

“Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.”

The events will be available to access for FREE!

The film will be available from April 16th – April 23rd and the panel discussion will take place on April 22nd at 3:00pm EDT.

Click HERE to get access to the film and register for the panel (preregistration is required for the panel).

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Crop and Soil Sciences Student Worker Places First in the CAES Virtual Research Symposium

Lydia Griffin, a student worker for Dr. Henry Sintim, finished first in the 2021 CAES Virtual Research Symposium. The title of her presentation was "Diagnosing soil-limiting factors of row crop performance to optimize management practices." Lydia is an Agricultural Communications major.
This year, the symposium had a total of 48 participants who were divided into four separate sections. The first and second place winners of each section received $600 and $500, respectively.
Congratulations, Lydia!


Dr. George Vellidis Named Distinguished Alumnus

The University of Florida's Agricultural and Biological Engineering department has named CRSS faculty member George Vellidis a 2021 distinguished alumnus. The department bestows these awards annually to honor their alumni and friends who work to further enhance our discipline and industry.

Dr. Vellidis is among the honorees for his work applying applying principles of engineering and the sciences to measure, model, and manage the interaction between agricultural production systems and the environment.

Congratulations, Dr. Vellidis!

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