History of MREC
The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), part of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) was originally established as the Central Florida Research & Education Center (CFREC) in the fall of 1986 by administratively combining research centers at Apopka, Leesburg, and Sanford. A new research and education facility was constructed on land next to the old Apopka center.
Today, more than 60 staff and 12 faculty focus on research to address the needs of Floridians, which includes integrated pest management, water conservation, agricultural economics, plant pathology and genetics, all to maintain a greener lifestyle.
Mid-Florida Research & Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road
Apopka, FL 32703-8504