• FAMU BASE students - Virginia Tech University - April 2016. 
  • Dean Taylor receiving a USDA Certificate from the USDA Undersecretary, Catherine Woteki
  • Fall 2015 Graduate! 
  • Famu Research & Extension Center in Quincy
  •   CAFS planting a tree on Earth Day at Blanche Ely High School. 
  •  Experience CAFS!
  • Coming in August 2017 

About The Herd Health Program

The mission of the Herd Health Program is to train, and inform community-based clientele, students, and extension personnel in the application of sound science-based herd health programs designed to improve health, efficiency and management of food producing animals. Our emphasis is on programs that will demonstrate the prevention, control and/or management of pathogens, parasites, and other hazards from a herd, food safety, and bio-security approach.

Emphasis of our program includes the following:

  • Prevention and control of diseases, parasites, and other pathogens in food producing animals (Our major emphasis is small ruminants), however we also provide support to cattle producers.
  • Food Safety training, consultation, and support to producers, processors, and consumers.
  • Biosecurity training to clientele
  • Research and training in marketing/production/management of small ruminants.
  • Training and support to aquaculture industry.

Our assets include a 270 acre farm managed by farm manager and staff.
Included on the farm are goat, cattle, swine and equine herds.