The North Florida Research and Education Center will be having an open house to celebrate the opening of the new North Florida Research and Education Center facility which is named “The Fountain H. May Sr.” building.

The special open house will be held April 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Center on SR 267 north of the I-10 interchange. The public is invited.

The faculty at the North Florida Research and Education Center will focus on plant science, including plant breeding, plant disease, insect and nematode pests, forestry, soil science and rural development. These programs are designed to improve production of agronomic crops and forages as well as vegetables, fruit crops and ornamentals.

The North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) is part of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).