• Congressman Al Lawson and CAFS students at the Farmer's Roundtable event. 
  • Harambee Festival - Learning about insects. 
  • Dr. Mbuya explaining the importance of water quality and the impacts of contamination. 
  • Goat meat cooking demonstration conducted by Cooperative Extension. 
  • CAFS Living Learning Students(LLC) students inspecting bee colonies. 

About the Cooperative Extension Program


The role of taking the University to the People has been foundation of FAMU Cooperative Extension as the outreach arm of the University’s land-grant mission.  A thriving Florida economy will require empowered and well-informed citizens and workers.  FAMU Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic profitability and sustainability as well as social well-being.  We bring experience and research-based solutions to help individuals, families and communities thrive in Florida’s ever-changing economy.  As the front door to the University, our Extension specialists, agents, educators, program assistants and support personnel provides educational programs in the four areas:


An expanded knowledge base, innovations for families, farmers, and business leaders, positive leadership and development for youth, and community and economic development opportunities are just part of FAMU Cooperative Extension’s approach to meet challenges and make contributions to the state of Florida and the world that are bold and exceed all expectations.  As a unit of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, FAMU is also a cooperative partner with USDA National Institute of Agriculture, University of Florida Institute of Food & Agriculture (1862), and state and local entities.


Vonda H. Richardson
Associate Administrator
Florida A&M University
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
215 Perry Paige, Bldg. South
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3546
Fax: 850-561-2151



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