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.
Committee Meeting for the Assistant Professor – Ornamental and Landscape Invasive Weed Management Position
The Committee meeting for the Assistant Professor – Ornamental and Landscape Invasive Weed Management position will be held on April 25, 2014 at 9:00am in room A-183 at MREC. Polycom will be set up for members at other locations. The purpose of this meeting is to re-evaluate the three candidates and to provide our recommendation as to who is the qualified candidate for the position. Please have your evaluation ready for the meeting.
|Mid-Florida Research & Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703-8504 (directions)
Tel (407) 884-2034 • Fax (407) 814-6186 (contacts)