Customer Service

Public Relations

Tours

Tours of the Citrus Research and Education Center are available upon request. Each tour can be tailored to fit the audience, time restraints, and interests. Some of the areas available to tour are the packinghouse,, library, laboratories and greenhouses. Please make your requests at least one week in advance. To schedule a tour, call the Customer Service Office at 863-956-1151 or email Sarah McCoy.

Presentations

CREC can provide experts to give presentations on a wide variety of topics including an overview of our Center, diseases of citrus, fruit development, food chemistry, horticulture, physiology and more. Upon request we can present topics of interest to schools, libraries, during community events and for various groups.

Requests can be made to Sarah McCoy at 863-956-8632 at least three weeks in advance. Please be prepared to provide details of the event in writing.

Meeting Rooms

Interested in reserving a meeting room? Our customer service department can provide you with more information regarding room availability, floor layouts, audio-visual equipment, and food and beverage accommodations. The Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall can provide small groups with a meeting room or conference room, or larger groups for banquet and auditorium seating. Please contact our customer service department at 863-956-1151 or email crec-calendar@ifas.ufl.edu to book a room.

Word Processing

Provides word processing and related services to UF/IFAS CREC personnel. These services include, but are not limited to: manuscripts, reports, letter/memos, tables, basic image editing, PowerPoint presentations, email lists, electronic forms, and grant proposals. For more information call Barbara Thompson at 863-956-5892.

Library

The library at the Citrus Research & Education Center has a research collection of over 15 thousand volumes. Most of the holdings are Journals. We also have a book collection to cover many subjects such as horticulture, nematology, entomology, soil science, plant pathology, food science and biochemistry. The CREC library is the largest library in the world devoted to the study of citrus. For more information, call the Library at 863-956-5890.

Design Studio

The Design Studio is your source for graphic manipulation, presentation and printing services. Our experienced staff will be happy to assist you in your artistic endeavors. For more information, call the Design Studio at 863-956-5891.