WELCOME TO MREC
The Mid-Florida Research & Education Center (MREC) offers Research, Teaching, and Extension programs centered on environmental horticulture, vegetable, and fruit crops in three broad areas of study:
Plant Development – breeding, developmental biology, biotechnology, landscaping, and economics.
Plant Production – nutrition, water use, light, and horticulture
Plant Protection – plant pathology, entomology, weed management, and IPM.
The major commodity-based clientele supported by MREC programs are the tropical foliage, cut foliage, woody ornamental, grape, and vegetable industries. These clientele are further served by Extension programs that are developed and produced by local, state, and national Extension faculty with the cooperation of the MREC faculty and staff . The aquatic insect pest program supports a more general constituency. The new teaching program will further broaden the MREC clientele base.
In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The primary focus of the Centennial celebration will be on contemporary efforts and launching Cooperative Extension for the next 100 years of educational programming that transforms behavior of individuals, families, youth, farmers, communities, and businesses.
May 8th is the anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act and there are both national and state events planned for that day. Click here to learn more.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING, HEARING OR WORKSHOP
The University of Florida Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) announces a public meeting.
Date and Time: September 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., room 183
Place: Mid-Florida REC – 2725 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, FL
Purpose: Search & Screen Committee Meeting for the MREC Center Director
A copy of the agenda, if any, may be obtained by writing to University of Florida, Dr. Pete Stoffella, at 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL or by calling Dr. Pete Stoffella at 772-468-3922.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop, hearing, or meeting is asked to advise the University of Florida at least 72 hours before the workshop/hearing/meeting by contacting Linda Hornsby at 407-882-2034. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling 352-846-1046 (TDD).
Any person who wishes to appeal a decision made by the University of Floridawith respect to any matter considered at this public meeting, hearing, or workshop, will need a record of the proceedings. For such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
|Mid-Florida Research & Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703-8504 (directions)
Tel (407) 884-2034 • Fax (407) 814-6186 (contacts)