• 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 

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/ angela.mckenziejakes@famu.edu

Mr. Gilbert Queeley- (850) 412 -5255/ gilbert.queeley@famu.edu

Cooperative Extension Program

College of Agriculture & Food Sciences 

Florida A&M University

215 Perry-Paige Building South

Tallahassee, Florida 32307

(850) 599-3546