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.
Master Farmer Program
MASTER FARMER PROGRAM
The Master Farmer Program is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage their crop and/or livestock enterprises successfully. The program consists of several mandatory core classes and additional training tracks, which include crop production, small ruminant production and beef cattle production.
Certification requirements include: mandatory class attendance, pre and post-test score of 70% or better and pass an on-farm inspection. Non-certification track for those producers, students or agricultural professionals. Individuals in the non-certification track will not be required to have an on-farm inspection.
The Master Farmer Program is a joint initiative between the Cooperative Extension Program at Florida A&M University, Southeastern Small Farmer's Network, Farm Credit, UF/IFAS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The objective of this program is to provide educational training opportunities to help socially disadvantaged farmers and minority farmers and ranchers (SDMFR's) retain ownership of their land, increase their participation in USDA programs, promote the development of a new generation of farmers and provide them with the necessary skills to select and manage enterprises that will bring profitable returns on their investment.
For more information and registration for the next upcoming class, please contact:
Mrs. Angela McKenzie-Jakes- (850) 875-8552/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Gilbert Queeley- (850) 412 -5255/ email@example.com
Cooperative Extension Program
College of Agriculture & Food Sciences
Florida A&M University
215 Perry-Paige Building South
Tallahassee, Florida 32307