• 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 Community Resource Development Program


The COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM provided assistance with initiating and implementing strategic development opportunities designed to promote community and economic growth. 

Programs include:

·      Community Asset Building (NE Leon County Historic Preservation Project)

·      Individual & Family Estate Planning

Initiation of the Northeast Leon County Community & Land Preservation Project to revitalize historic rural and urban fringe communities with histories spanning at least 130 years. The communities are legacy of cotton plantations that developed as the soil richness form other southern states was depleted. The result for participant/residents reached was excitement, pride and knowledge about the effort to document the role their ancestors and the communities in which they live played in making Leon County, Florida what it is today.

·      Eighteen (18) people participated in two first time home buyers seminars in Gadsden County. Seven (7) families have closed on purchasing their first home.

·      FAMU Cooperative Extension    assisted 288 people through pre-qualifications process for home ownership.  Four (4) participants purchased homes, seventy-eight (78) have been pre-qualified for home ownership and ten (10) have open contracts for purchase of homes.

·      Havana Community Development Corporation (HCDC) is piloting an aquaponics system with grow tanks for fish and grow beds for plants in order to sell fish, compost and sale the products.  

·      Seven (7) members of the Havana Community Development Corporation were trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

·      Technical assistance was provided to fifteen (15) individuals in business development.  Seven (7) have plans to finally get their businesses started.



Sandra Thompson, CRD Program Leader

Cooperative Extension Program

College of Agriculture & Food Sciences 

Florida A&M University

215 Perry-Paige Building South

Tallahassee, Florida 32307

(850) 599-3546