• Congressman Al Lawson and CAFS students at the Farmer's Roundtable event. 
  • Harambee Festival - Learning about insects. 
  • Dr. Mbuya explaining the importance of water quality and the impacts of contamination. 
  • Goat meat cooking demonstration conducted by Cooperative Extension. 
  • CAFS Living Learning Students(LLC) students inspecting bee colonies. 

Message from the Dean


Dr. Robert W. Taylor, Dean and Director

Land-Grant Programs

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences




Established in 1891, the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) enjoys a rich educational legacy because of its history as the original land-grant component implemented at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Through the tripartite concept embraced by the land-grant institutions, our students are fully prepared by integrating teaching, research and outreach to become highly qualified professionals in the agriculture and food sciences professions. CAFS students are exposed to a broad variety of enriched learning experiences provided through our degree program options.

“Students First” is always at the top of the list of priorities set in CAFS, as we seek to promote academic excellence in higher education. The administration, faculty and staff seek to assist our students in their professional development and in accomplishing their goals for success throughout their tenure in CAFS. From your first steps taken at freshman orientation to your senior commencement, as a CAFS scholar you will enjoy rewarding, practical experiences, which include training in emerging trends and technological advancements in your field of endeavor. A promise of growth and achievement is available for you through the multi-faceted undergraduate and graduate programs offered in CAFS.

The potential opportunities following graduation are immeasurable! Alumni of this college are thoroughly prepared for positions in every aspect of the global workforce in the 21st century including private enterprise, technology, business and management, international affairs, government and public service, as well as continuing their education in graduate and professional schools.

I invite you to take a tour of our college’s web site and learn more about the exciting academic majors, a dynamic faculty and staff, scientific research and discovery, as well as  learning adventures which can help transform your dreams for the future into your reality.