Marion County inmates learn special agricultural skills at UF’s Plant Science Center

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On Tuesday hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony for the University of Florida’s Frank Stronach Plant Science Center near Citra.  The facility is home to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s research operations for everything from fruit and vegetables to crop management, entomology and nematology.  But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend reports, the center is also tied to a unique partnership with the Marion County Sheriff’s office and county jail operations.

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Director of Research Programs for the Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Danny Colvin addressing audience at dedication ceremony on Tuesday.

Director of Research Programs for the Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Danny Colvin sitting next to Frank Stronach and UF President Bernie Machen at Tueday’s dedication ceremony.

About Donna Green-Townsend

Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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