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.
Welcome to Farmer-to-Farmer
Building on its five years of success conducting Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) programming in agricultural and agribusiness development in South Africa. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, has implemented a new 4-year Farmer-to-Farmer program in South Africa. Working with three country partners: the South African Table Grape Institute (SATI), Hands-On Fish Farmers Cooperative (HOFFC), and the University of Fort Hare (UFH). The program is funded through Weidemann Associates, Inc., under the United Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Special Program Support Project. Over the next four years the FAMU program will complete 87 or more volunteer assignments. The volunteer training and technical assistance will be dedicated to achieving two broad objectives:
1. Complement and strengthen existing South African institutions working to improve agricultural performance of historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs) in selected well-analyzed and promising value chains.
2. Build institutional relationships between HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in the United States (US) and similar institutions in South Africa that will strengthen their performance in supporting the advancement of rural HDIs.
Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities Section to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.