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Tropical Research And Education Center

Tropical Research And Education Center


The mission of the UF/IFAS TREC is to develop and disseminate science-based information about tropical horticulture and natural resource sciences through teaching, basic and applied research, and extension, to sustain and enhance the quality of human life and the natural environment.


The UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS TREC) is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a leading research and education institution for tropical and subtropical horticulture and natural resources and contributes to the economic development and enhancement of the quality of life in Florida.

OneTREC Statement

.We are committed to a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone at UF/IFAS TREC.

· We believe in showing respect for one and all.

· We celebrate our diversity and see it as one of our major strengths, knowing that our community is strengthened by our differences and our commonalities when we work together.

· We value the opportunity to share ideas, solve problems, and learn from people with diverse experiences and backgrounds that inform their unique contributions.

· We accept all given, chosen, and multifaceted identities for members of our community and beyond.

· We strive for a fair and just community with open dialog, acceptance of diverse viewpoints, and equality of opportunity.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Global Significance
  • Diversity
  • Accountability
  • Service to Florida

TREC Resources