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Table of Contents
    Agronomy welcomes several new members
        Page 1
    Faculty awards
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Student awards
        Page 4
    In memoriam: David Leroy Polk
        Page 5
    Student news
        Page 6
    BBQ for Agronomy Farm Staff transferring to the Plant Science Research and Education Unit at Citro
        Page 7
    Tying the knot
        Page 8
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Agronomy Welcomes Sevoerat New Members


Contents

New faculty ....................... 1
Faculty awards ................... 2
Faculty travel .................... 2
Student awards .............. 4
Appreciation social.......... 4
Faculty news ................. 4
New family member......... 4
In Memoriam:
Leroy Polk ..................... 5
Tribute to Leroy Polk.......... 5
Student news ................ 6
New staff ......................... 6
Staff news ........................ 6
Farm staff BBQ .............. 7
Alumni news ................. 7
Agronomy-Soils Club......... 7
Tying the knot................. 8


Leroy Plk


Localed al Ihe PlanI Science
Research and Education
Unit at Citra

N; UNIVERSITY OF
.:FLORIDA


Robert Gilbert


The Agronomy Department was pleased
to welcome two new faculty members over
the summer, one in Belle Glade and one
in Gainesville.

Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert became an Assistant
Professor in the Department ofAgronomy,
based at the Everglades Research and Edu-
cation Center in Belle Glade, on June 30th,
2000. Rob is returning to the Agronomy
Department at UF having earned his M.S.
degree here in 1992. He subsequently
completed a Ph.D. in the Department of
Soil and Crop Science at Texas A & M
University in 1996, with a research project
investigating environmental resource use


in sorghum-cowpea intercropping. After
completing his Ph.D., Rob became anAg-
ronomic Research Fellow with the
Rockefeller Foundation in Malawi, inves-
tigating cropping systems that improve
productivity in the smallholder sector.
This work focused on improving soil fer-
tility in maize-based cropping systems us-
ing various organic matter technologies,
such as food legume rotations and green
manure intercrops.
Rob's research and extension respon-
sibilities in Malawi have prepared him
well for his new job in Belle Glade, which
has a 50% research and 50% extension
appointment. His primary research focus
Gilbert continued on page 3


Volume Ten Issue Two


Fall 2000


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Agronomy Department


College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences

Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida

Dr. Jerry Bennett
Chairman

Dr. Alison Fox
Editor

Eunice Mobley
Design & Layout

Traci Durden
Secretary

P.O. Box 110500
Gainesville, Florida
32611-0500

Phone:352-392-1811
Fax: 352-392-1840

AgroGator Online:
http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu
Many thanks to Nancy Byrdfor her
assistance during Traci leave.

AgroGator is published semiannually
for the faculty, staff, alumni and friends
of the Agronomy Department.
Comments and suggestions are
welcomed.


Faculty Awards


In June, Paul Mislevy, Professor of
Agronomy at the Range Cattle REC in
Ona, was presented with the 2000 Re-
searcher of the
Year Award at
the Annual
Meeting of the
Florida
Cattlemen's
Association.This
prestigious
S award is pre-
sented to re-
searchers who keep Florida's cattlemen
on the cutting edge of livestock produc-
tion by a lifetime of dedication to the
field of forages. The Association ac-
knowledges that this requires a constant
awareness of grower problems such as
winter forage production, nutritive
value, insects, forage fertilization, pas-
ture establishment, weed control, and
the associated economics, all subjects
of Paul's research program. Beyond his
Florida focus, Paul's forage research
has a strong international component,
hosting numerous visitors from over-
seas, exporting vegetative material of


Faculty Travel


In mid-August, Ken Boote
presented an invited paper
titled "High Temperature
Decreases Seed Yield and
Harvest Index of Rice, Soy-
bean, and Peanut," at the 3rd
International Crop Science
Congress in Hamburg, Ger-
many.


Lynn Sollenberger visited west-
ern Kenya during October. This area
is densely populated and food short-
ages are common. He visited the
on-station and on-farm components of
Ph.D. student Elkana Nyambati's re-
search. In addition, he participated
with scientists from the Rockefeller
Foundation in a series of farm and re-
search station visits. The focus of work


tropical grasses, and speaking at many
conferences around the world. (For a
detailed outline of Paul's work see The
Florida Cattleman July 2000 issue,
pages 27-28.)
At the November 2000 Annual
Meeting in Minneapolis, Jerry
Bennett became a Fellow of the
American So-
ciety of
Agronomy. Re-
cipients of this
award exemplify
the goals of the
Society through
their dedication
to Agronomy, su-
perior achieve-
ment in research,
education, or public service, meritori-
ous service to the Society, and at least
10 years of membership. As if being
Chair of the Agronomy Department
were not enough, Jerry maintains a re-
search program focused on crop-water
relations and associated plant physiol-
ogy, and annually teaches an under-
graduate course, Field Crop Science. O


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.1 gLIfII's IIIn intcrClop-
ping, rotational
cropping and improved fallow sys-
tems, improved management of crop
residues and livestock manures, and
strategic use of inorganic fertilizers.
Starting in mid November, Gor-
don Prine spent a month in Austra-
lia. He attended the Molecular Breed-
ing of Forage Crops 2000, 2nd Inter-
national Symposium in Melbourne
and then traveled around the country
looking for new crops.


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Gilbert continued from page 1
is to develop varieties of sugarcane
suitable for organic soils, in coopera-
tion with colleagues at the USDA-
ARS at Canal Point and the Florida
Sugar Cane League in Clewiston. This
includes conducting the initial stage of
on-farm testing of clones in the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area. As part of
his extension duties, Rob will be re-
sponsible for conducting field days
and presenting results of these trials
to a committee comprised of scientists,
growers, and other industry represen-
tatives, who vote on which varieties
to release. As a long-term extension
goal, Rob would like to evaluate why
some sugarcane clones are adopted by
growers while others are not. If he can
establish criteria for grower adoption
based on grower preferences, he hopes
to develop models of preferred phe-
notypes that could provide feedback
for the direction of the breeding pro-
gram. A long-term research objective
for Rob, which happens to be very
pertinent this year, is to compare the
impacts of low temperatures on opti-
mum maturity of recently released sug-
arcane clones.
Rob hopes to maintain contact
with agronomic projects in Malawi
and to collaborate on CRSP projects
that focus on southern Africa. Having
spent two years in the Peace Corps in
Sierra Leone prior to his M.S. degree,
Rob has plenty of experience that
could be useful to many agricultural
projects in Africa. He maintains a
strong interest in international events
and enjoys travel, particularly when it
includes outdoor activities such as
game viewing or snorkeling. Rob is
joined in Belle Glade by his wife and
daughter, and we welcome them to the
Agronomy Department.

Johan Scholberg
On September 1st, 2000, Johan
Scholberg joined the Agronomy De-
partment as Environmental Agrono-
mist Assistant Professor, based in
Newell Hall on the Gainesville cam-


Johan Scholberg


pus. Like Rob Gilbert, Johan has work
experience in Africa, having been a
Project Manager at the Nema Kunku
Research Center and Fruit Tree Nurs-
ery in The Gambia, and a Training Co-
ordinator for the Peace Corps work-
ing with women's community gardens
and fruit tree nurseries. Priorto work-
ing in The Gambia, Johan completed
internships in Nepal and the Philip-
pines as part of his B.S. degree that he
earned in his native country, The Neth-
erlands.
Johan is also no stranger to UF,
having completed his M.S. in Horti-
cultural Science in 1992 and his Ph.D.
in Soil and Water Science in 1996. His
doctoral research was on the adaptive
use of crop growth models to simulate
the growth of field-grown tomato, and
he continued using models in his post-
doctoral work at the University of Kiel
in Germany. Prior to starting in the
Agronomy Department, Johan was a
Research Associate at the Citrus REC
at Lake Alfred.
While he has long-term plans to
maintain international contacts
throughout his research and to encour-
age student exchanges with universi-
ties in Germany, Johan will be concen-
trating on his 70% research and 30%
teaching appointment to develop and


evaluate sustainable and
economicallyviable cropping systems
that efficiently utilize resources with-
out causing harm to the environment.
His research will focus on nutrient man-
agement, interception, and physiology,
such as using buried rather than over-
head irrigation for peanuts, and mini-
mizing nutrient leaching by enhancing
nutrient recycling in grazed grasslands.
Johan will be teaching a new un-
dergraduate course in the summer se-
mester about computer applications in
agriculture. This course will integrate
principles of agricultural production
with environmental protection, using
models of crop growth and of leaching
of nutrients and pesticides. He will also
be modifying the graduate course AGR
6422 to Environmental Crop Nutrition,
with a change in perspective from crop
production to physiological and envi-
ronmental emphases.
Johan continues to enjoy traveling
and he is keen to go hiking, camping,
and kayaking. He also enjoys plants
away from the lab and field plots, with
an enthusiasm for gardening. He may
have some extra gardening challenges
on his hands this year with our series
of droughts and freezes but we certainly
hope that Johan enjoys many happy and
productive years in Gainesville. O


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Student Awards


Yoana Newman received the 2000-01 Charles E. Dean
Award recognizing academic excellence and important
contributions to the Agronomy Department. In addition
to a plaque, she received a $500 cash award. Yoana is
completing requirements for the Ph.D. degree under the
direction of Lynn Sollenberger. She is evaluating canopy
nitrogen dynamics oflimpograss swards grazed at differ-
ent heights, and studying the relationship of the locations
and concentrations ofthese nitrogen fractions in the canopy
in response to grazing animals and nitrogen supplementa-
tion. Yoana has presented research results at national
meetings and a paper describing her Ph.D. research was
accepted for publication in the 2001 International Grass-
land Congress Proceedings, a meeting held in February
2001 in Brazil. In addition, Yoana served as co-author
with Drs. Quesenberry and Sollenberger for an invited
chapter on limpograss that will appear in a monograph on warm-season grasses to
be published by ASA and CSSA. She was the University of Florida nominee for
the G O. Mott Award (Crop Science Society ofAmerica) as the outstanding gradu-
ate student in the UF Agronomy Department.
The Paul Robin Harris Award for excellence in research addressing impor-
tant environmental issues was awarded to three Agronomy students to support
presentation of their research at scientific meetings. Award information on the
three students is listed below.
Judy Mullaney (Genetics) was awarded $500 in support of travel to the
American Society of Agronomy meetings in Minneapolis, MN, November 2000.
Judy is pursuing a M.S. degree under the direction of Ken Quesenberry and pre-
sented a poster paper titled "Isoflavone Levels in the Red Clover Core Collec-
tion: Part II."
Jean Thomas (Crop Physiology) was awarded $500 in support of travel to
the American Society of Agronomy meetings in Minneapolis, MN, November
2000. Jean is completing a Ph.D. degree under the direction of Hartwell Allen
and presented a poster paper titled "Molecular and Physiological Aspects of Soy-
bean Seed Growth at Elevated Temperatures and CO2." She expects to receive
her Ph.D. degree in May 2001.
Scott Tubbs (Management and Nutrition) was awarded $500 to support travel
to the 2001 Southern Conservation Tillage Conference on Sustainable Agricul-
ture in Oklahoma City, OK. He is pursuing a M.S. degree under the direction of
Raymond Gallaher and will present a paper on herbicide management programs
for six peanut varieties at the upcoming annual SCTCSA meeting.
Agronomy-Soils Club/Florida Foundation Seed Producers Scholarships were
awarded to six students for 2000-01. This $600 scholarship recognizes service to
the Agronomy-Soils Club, outstanding academic performance, and overall in-
volvement and leadership in professional activities at the University of Florida.
We congratulate the following students who were selected for this award:
Amelia Adams-Plant Science John Steele-Interdisciplinary Turf Science
Leslie Demchenko-Plant Science Ryan Donahoo-Plant Science
Christina Fulford-Plant Science Johanna Welch-Plant Science


Faculty NEWS

The Agronomy Department's represen-
tation on the UF Faculty Senate
swelled to four by the election as sena-
tor of Greg MacDonald in August.
Alison Fox became Chair of the
UF Lakes, Vegetation, and Landscap-
ing Committee in August, and Ken
Quesenberry was selected to serve on
the UF ad hoc Committee on Shared
Governance, an important position
given the changes in internal gover-
nance being instituted by President
Young, and the possible implications
of the changes in university oversight
within the State system. [



Traci Durden Senior Secretary in the
Newell Hall office delivered a healthy
baby boy Wyatt Dylan
Durden on Oct. 5, 2000.
'F Congratulations to the
-. happy parents Traci and
Gerald, and the excited
new grandparents Sandy
and GCiicar Durdcn LJ


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STudENT & STAFF --.K
AppREciATiON SociAlt
The Agronomy Department il hosf
a social on March 20, 2001 in the
Friends of Music Room at the Uni-
versity Auditorium. Faculty, staff,
students and post docs are encour-
aged to attend the social and take ad-
vantage of an excellent opportunity
to meet new members of our depart-
ment as well as N isit \\ ith old friends.
Recipients of graduate and under-
graduate awards/scholarships will be
recognized as well as recipients of
USPS service pins for 2000-01. Fac-
ulty, staff, students and post docs who
have joined our department during
the past year will be introduced. In
the near future, you will be receiving
an invitation to the Student/StaffAp-
preciation Social. We hope you will
plan to attend and enjoy the good
food and fellowship. O


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In Memoriam

Daniel Leroy Polk

Members ofthe Agronomy Department
were deeply shocked to hear on Decem-
ber 28t, 2000, of the death of Leroy
Polk in an automobile accident on S.W.
24th Avenue, Gainesville.
Leroy had over 30 years of service
with the University of Florida and was
looking forward to retirement within
the next 5 years from his position as
Coordinator of Research Programs. A
Florida native, described by former
colleague W.A. "Preacher" Anderson as
"...a good-ole, down-to-earth, common
Cracker, like the rest of us," Leroy was
born in McIntosh, FL, in 1948. He be-
gan his career with IFAS in 1967 as an
Agricultural Technician in the Fruit
Crops Department. In 1970, he joined
the U.S. Army as a Mortar Squad
Leader and was a Vietnam Veteran. He
returned to UF in 1972 as an Ag Tech
II in the Agronomy Department under
the supervision of Dr. Ruelke. Leroy
became the IFAS Farm Manager in
1976 and assumed the position of Co-
ordinator of Research Programs in
1992. In addition to supervising the
farm staff and coordinating research
programs at Green Acres, Leroy was
committed to the department's teach-
ing program.
Leroy was a most popular member
of the Agronomy Department for rea-


Tribute to Leroy lPof

"the Educator" I

"Green Acres... [pause]... uh, yeah,
we can do that." After so many repeti-
tions, I can still hear it reassuring
words. Leroy Polk always had the
same response to a request for equip-
ment for an applied class, or agreeing
to teach "tractor safety" the first day
of Applied Field Crops to a group of
students, many of whom had never


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sons best described by PreacherAnder-
son. "Leroy had a great personality...
From the very beginning he seemed to
fit in with everybody in the department.
He always had a big smile and a greet-
ing. From the beginning, Leroy had the
Farm Managers job at heart... He was
a sharp, keen, smart man in mind, and
yet he was humble enough to ask ques-
tions, and listen and learn from any-
one."
"He studied his job: he had to in
order to get on top of the responsibility
and stay there... For Leroy to stay on
the job as long as he did and to be re-
spected and liked by so many, he had
to be a truthful, dedicated, honest, and
conscientious person in all his dealings


seen field equipment up close. It was
obvious, you could tell that Leroy thor-
oughly enjoyed interacting with the stu-
dents and they respected him for it. He
would make time for them he always
said "Students [and he had an unusual
way or pronouncing it 'stew -dents']
need practical experience." As the
Agronomy research effort left the main
campus in Gainesville, Leroy made
sure a complete line of equipment ap-
propriate for the Plant Science Field
Teaching Labs remained on campus.


with everyone he had anything to do
with.... When he told you he would
do something, or made a promise, he
was always good at his word....
Many times when there was no one
to call on, because everyone else was
busy, (Leroy would) go out and shoot
some trouble that needed attention -
whether it was digging a hole to re-
pair a blown irrigation pipeline or
work on machinery."
As important as his work was to
Leroy, and as successful as he was
in IFAS, this was only one part of
his productive life. Leroy was a
dedicated husband and father and his
family was his top priority. He was
a very active member of the First
United Methodist Church of Reddick
where he taught Sunday School for
25 years. Leroy was also a long-term
supporter of the International Associa-
tion of Lions Club, having served as
Treasurer for many of the 15 years he
was active in the North Marion Chap-
ter (see the Spring 2000 issue of
AgroGator under Volunteer Activities).
Leroy's support was perhaps most vis-
ible for his beloved Florida Gators that
he passionately followed through the
good and bad times. He also played
the guitar and wrote several country and
western and gospel songs.
Preacher Anderson concluded the
eulogy at Leroy's funeral with the fol-
lowing appropriate words, "He will be
missed by a lot of people he has touched
in life, in and out of the Agronomy
Department." 0


Leroy ensured that future generations
of students would have practical equip-
ment available to them.
Dozens, probably hundreds, of un-
dergraduate and graduate students ben-
efitted from Leroy's gentle reassur-
ances to the students hesitant to use a
piece of field equipment, "you can do
it c'mon, get on, we'll help ya get
started." Those students are more com-
petent, more confident, and more reas-
sured for it. Thanks Leroy, we didn't
thank you enough. Ken Buhr


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In No cibrci. Dan Clark attended the I12" Annuial wildlife Habitat Council
Si mposltii in Baltinore. NID. \\ herc li represented. and \\as supported b\. the
Florida E\otic Pest Plant Council and IF Dan made an in ited presentation
otliningti the State of Florida s \eotic pest plant pioblems. solnc control nieth-
ods enIplo\ cd. some past and current research emllphases. and management suc-
cess stones Founded in1 II'XS. the Wildlife Habitat Council supports the pro-
tection of public lands but is most i nterested in turning prnate lands in to
effect\ c wildlife e habitat The meeting had 41111 participants from se erall o\ -
ernmnctal agencies as \\ll a sccs a large nuimbcr of Fortlune-5itI conllmpanies such as
Ford Nlotor. IBMl. NlMonsanto. and Anhcuser-Busch (but sadl\. Dan notes. no
samples \\ere pro\ ided1
Graduate Student Rpresentati s for the academic r the Cade c 211111 are Dan
Clark and Nasir Sliikh These reprsentati\ es sce c as a liaison between tlh
fault\ and graduate students b\ attending faculty\ meetings and regularl\ meet-
I n \\ ith the Department Chair


Oct 1999-2000
Angela Caudle
Daniel Clark
Hideto FLuru\ a
Peter Kalogiidis
Yigani Luo
Nlichcal MeiscnbLuri
Jud\ NIlullane\
Nasir Shaikh
Lil\ Sin
Rachel Tcnpenn\
Tra\ is Teuton


Oct 1999-2000
Kale Adne\
Chance Dubose
NMichael Edenfield
Renato Fontanel I
lMarcos Frciic
Roger Hanrmg
Xul He
Bisoondat lMacoon
Todd Neel


(Major Prof)
(Hiebsch)
(Stocker)
(Quesenbrn\ )
(BuhI)
(Mucho'ell
(Fo\)
(Quesenbcrn )
( NlacDonald)
(Hiebscli)
( Sutton I
(Brecke)


(Major Prof)
(Gallo-Nlceagher)
S(Lan_'cland
(Bieckc I
(Sollenbere r)
(Quesenlberll I
IBulir)
(Smitlil
(Sollenbcrter
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New Staff Member
In late 1999, Publication Specialists were assigned to multiple departments and
physically relocated to one of the cluster departments. Dr. Bennett is the lead
chair for cluster #2 which serves Agronomy, Soil and Water Science, Food and
Resource Economics, Agricultural Education and Communication, and Statistics.
In June 2000, Darryl Palmer was appointed Cluster Editor and is housed in the
Newell Hall media area. He is providing much needed support in the publication
of electronic documents. We welcome Darryl to the Agronomy Department and
appreciate his contribution to all departments in cluster #2. O


Staff NEWS


For the 2000-01 fiscal year, four
Agronomy Department employees
will be recognized for years of con-
tinuous employment. We appreciate
the dedication and hard work of the
employees listed below and congratu-
late them on a job well done.

2 Sandy Durden completed
20 years of continuous service in
2000; however, she also has over
seven years of prior service. We con-
gratulate Sandy on the 20-year pin and
for the 27 years of service to UF.
Sandy is a member of the department
office staff.

20 Timmy Pedersen was pre-
sented a 20-year pin by his supervi-
sor, Joyce Tredaway. Timmy worked
in the weed science program for most
of his 20 years at UF. He transferred
to a new position at the Plant Science
Research and Education Unit at Citra
in September, 2000.

15 Howard Palmer received a
service pin recognizing 15 years of
service to the University of Florida.
Howard is an integral part of the re-
search program conducted by Dr.
Gallaher.

I ; Eric Ostmark received a 15-
year pin for his service to the Envi-
ronmental Horticulture and
Agronomy Departments. Eric is a
Biological Scientist working in Dr.
Wofford's forage research program.


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Student NEWS


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88Q for Agronomy Farm Sta ff Transferriag to tke Plast

Science Researck and Edacation Unit at Citra


On November 17, 2000, a large group
ofAgronomy Department faculty, staff
and friends gathered at the Weed Sci-
ence Building for a catered BBQ Lun-
cheon to recognize the many contribu-
tions of the farm staff transferring to
the PSREU at Citra. On January 5,
2001, Pete Brown, Tom Cutler,
Walter Davis and Carl Sheffield
moved to the Citra location. They will
be actively involved in agronomic re-
search programs at the unit. Dr. Bennett
recognized each employee and pre-
sented them with a plaque commemo-
rating their years of service to UF/
IFAS, a cash gift, tee shirt and coffee
mug. As the pictures on the right indi-
cate, everyone enjoyed the luncheon.
The food and fellowship were out-
standing and we wish Pete, Tom,


Alumni NEWS

Dr. Ever Hodges, long time faculty
member from the Range Cattle REC
(1941-1982), received the Award of
Merit from his alma mater, University
of Nebraska (Lincoln) at their Home-
coming in November 2000. Dr. Hodges
received his B.S. and M.S. in 1934 and
1936, respectively. He received his
Ph.D. in 1941 from Rutgers. He was
the first agronomist at the Range Cattle
REC and is responsible for many of the
improvements Florida cattlemen enjoy
today. At 88 years old, Dr. Hodges re-
mains in good health and this was the
first Nebraska football game he had
attended in 69 years!
Alfredo Pacheco (1981 B.S.) is
working in his farm near the city of
Barcelona in the state of Anzoategui,
Venezuela. His 4000 acre farm has la-
goons and rivers, and they raise 350
brahman cattle in addition to growing
corn, sorghum, and trees. If anyone is
interested in conducting research in the
area, Alfredo would be happy to par-
ticipate.


Todd Neel (1999 M.S.) is an Exotic
Plant Specialist (Crew Leader) in the
Biological Resource Management Di-
vision of the National Park Service.
Based in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Todd
and his Exotic Plant Management Team
are responsible for invasive plant con-
trol in more than 10 National Parks and
Monuments in New Mexico, Texas,
Oklahoma, and Colorado. [O

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The Agronomy-Soils Club has been
very busy these past few months. In
November, eight of our members trav-
eled to the National ASA
Meetings in Minneapo-
lis. They participated in
the meeting's many ac-
tivities, did some
sightseeing, and enjoyed \
the snow. At the meet-


ings, Amelia Adams represented the
club in the speech contest, and did a
wonderful job. Cliff Starling was ap-
pointed as the national achievement
contest chairperson. Congratulations
Cliff
The club continues to sell pea-
nuts for club scholarships and rent
garden plots for service projects.
The club is now gearing up for the
Spring Fling this semester. Spring
Fling is an on-campus event for the
students and faculty of the
Agronomy and Soil and Water Sci-
ence Departments to get together.
Recently, Dr. Jack Win-
chester, an oceanic/at-
mospheric scientist,
spoke at a club meet-
IAm^mo ] ing. For club informa-
Stion, please contact
Christina Fulford
(chrisful@ufl.edu). O


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