• 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. 

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources increases awareness and efficient use of Florida’s natural resources, as well as delivers high quality educational programs for small-scale agricultural producers allowing them to maintain sustainable and profitable businesses, farms and communities.

Small-Scale Livestock Production Systems

  • Forage-Based Production/Grassfed Beef - modeling of efficient and profitable operations suitable for small-scale, limited resource producers via training, technical assistance and demonstrations in herd management, forage management and grazing, and production and marketing systems.
  • Herd Health - application of sound, science-based herd health practices designed to improve health, efficiency and management of food producing animals with emphasis is  prevention, control and/or management of pathogens, parasites, and other hazards.
  • Small Ruminants

 

Horticulture and Vegetable Production Systems

  • Alternative Crops - alternative production and marketing strategies to help farmers increase their income and peri-urban producers to grow more food.
  • Protected Agriculture - applying selective protected agriculture strategies such as low-cost high tunnels, greenhouse and hydroponic production.