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Sep 21, 2016

Weyerhaeuser's plans on hold, IFAS looks for room to expand

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences led the charge for the University of Florida’s support of Plum Creek’s development plans in eastern Alachua County.

As the agricultural arm of a land-grant university, IFAS has some of the oldest facilities on campus and around the state. With Plum Creek — now Weyerhaeuser — IFAS saw an opportunity to get a much-needed upgrade to research facilities in partnership with the big agricultural businesses that the timber giant would help try to recruit.

The County Commission voted against the plan March 1 and IFAS’ hopes for the land are at least delayed indefinitely if not over as Weyerhaeuser turns its attention elsewhere., the Gainesville Sun, September 21, 2016. (Read entire article)

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