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IFAS Communications Staff

For more information contact Chris Vivian.

IFAS Communications Staff

For more information contact Chris Vivian.

UF/IFAS Communications focuses on building awareness of UF/IFAS statewide. We strive to showcase how UF/IFAS embodies the teaching, research and service elements of the UF mission in its daily work and direct interaction with key audiences—students, stakeholders and residents.

Unit Manager

Chris Vivian, Associate Vice President

  • Administration and Training

    Jana Barnash, Associate Director, Operations

    Our recorded trainings provide an opportunity to learn in an online environment at your own pace. Our speakers include practitioners who share their experiences and recommendations on a variety of communications subjects. Webinars and conference presentations are recorded and can be viewed here at your convenience. If you have questions or would like to suggest a webinar topic, then please email the Administration Team.

  • Bookstore

    Jana Barnash, Associate Director, Operations

    Sarah Hensley, Extension Bookstore Manager

  • Display/Big Scissors Reservations

    Please fill out the Reservation Request Form and use the submit button to send it to the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, or contact the Bookstore directly with your requests or questions. Click to view each set.

  • Event Services

    Administration Team

    If you have an upcoming event, or are considering having one, let UF/IFAS Communications get you started and put you at ease.

    We can assist with as little or as much as you need. Please call or email — UF/IFAS Communications is ready to help!" 

  • EDIS

    Diana Hagan, EDIS Library Coordinator

    EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension—a collection of information on topics relevant to you. These include profitable and sustainable agriculture, environment and natural resources, 4-H and other youth programs, Florida-friendly landscapes, vibrant and prosperous communities, and economic well-being and life quality for individuals and families. If you have a question about the EDIS editing services, EDIS collection, the EDIS publishing process, the EDIS website, or any EDIS publication, please contact: Diana Hagan.

  • Graphic Design and Branding

    Tracy Bryant, Director of Creative Services

    UF/IFAS Communications offers design services and production for a wide range of electronic, print, multimedia publications, and marketing campaigns. Working from the content you provide, the graphic designers will create full-color marketing materials, trade show displays, for-sale publications, booklets, newsletters, reports, fact sheets, invitations, forms, stationery, and more. Graphic design labor is at no cost for all UF/IFAS department-funded projects.

  • News Media

    Chris Vivian, Associate Vice President

    UF/IFAS News and Media Relations assists journalists looking for information and faculty experts, finds research-based and non-research-based stories from within UF/IFAS to promote to the general public, and provides other support for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. News and Media Relations works closely with other UF/IFAS Communications unit such as graphics, photography, video and web development.

  • Photography

    Tyler Jones, Photographer

    UF/IFAS Communications Photography Department offers photography for news media and magazines as well as printed materials such as brochures, books, and slide shows. Services are free to UF/IFAS personnel. Images on the UF/IFAS Photo Database can be downloaded and used by UF/IFAS faculty and staff.

  • Social Media

    Aaron Alexander, Social Media Manager

    If you are interested in creating a social media account, it is strongly recommended that you submit a request through Workfront. All accounts should follow the policies found in the UF/IFAS Branding Guidelines.

  • Web Services

    Tennille Herron, Web Manager

    UF/IFAS Communications Web Services oversees the UF/IFAS homepage, along with other critical UF/IFAS websites. Additionally, we provide resources, strategic planning, and consulting to the UF/IFAS community for teaching, research, and Extension. Contact to learn how we can help you with your next web initiative.

  • Video Services

    Al Williamson, Production Manager

    Staff members in the UF/IFAS Communications Educational Video area work with broadcast-grade technology to produce instructional and promotional videos, programming and public service announcements, and coordinate and contribute to the video news effort. The video staff members provide support for distance-education projects and radio programming. Contact UF/IFAS Communications Production Manager Al Williamson to learn how we can help you with your next video.