About The Cooperative Extension Program

"Solutions for Florida Citizens"

The Cooperative Extension Program is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Through the history of FAMU, countless residents in the north Florida region have been enriched through the positive impact of significant information shared by specialists and agents through the Cooperative Extension Program. Reaching out to serve farmers, rural and urban families, elderly, youth, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and underserved communities continues to be a rich tradition of the FAMU Cooperative Extension Program.

The FAMU Cooperative Extension Program provides research-based educational information and direct technical assistance to improve the quality of life for limited resource citizens throughout Florida. As a unit of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the program is responsible for coordinating activities and events of mutual benefit with the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS).

Florida citizens in the following counties are served by extension faculty and staff in the FAMU Cooperative Extension Program: Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Marion, Suwannee,Wakulla, Hillsborough, and Escambia.

Vonda H. Richardson
Associate Director
Florida A&M University (FAMU)
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS)
215 Perry Paige, Bldg. South.
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3546
Fax: 850-561-2151


Program Areas

  • ANR
  • 4H/YD
  • CRD
  • FCS

County Programs


  • Teleconference Center

Extension Centennial Celebration