Center for Viticultural Sciences
The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
Projects and Outreach
Marketing and Farm Business Management - Training and assistance provided in specific topics and issues including alternative marketing strategies, farm planning, farm financial management, enterprise development and alternative production practices, and risk management education.
Farm to School - Farm to School involves helping schools incorporate fresh local/regional produce into school nutrition programs while cultivating schools as an alternative market outlet for small-scale farmers. This is a collaborative program with the New North Florida Cooperative.
Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship - A collaborative training program in collaboration with the New North Florida Cooperative designed to enhance youth capacity in agricultural entrepreneurship, work ethic and effective teamwork.
New and Beginning Farmers Training Program - Program provide educational opportunities and technical assistance that improves the likelihood of success for the next generation of small farmers. The program utilizes non-traditional approaches including web-based, self-directed training and a beginning farmer demonstration and training site.
Specialty Crop Project - This project focuses on specialty crop enterprises development that will enhance farm profits and marketing success for small-scale specialty crop producers by strengthening the links between producers and consumers for a more secure community and economically viable small-scale, specialty crop farm operations.