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    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).
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    Veterinary Technology
    Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
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Rural Development and Small Farms

About the Program

Rural Development and Small Farms will conduct programs in four major areas: These areas are (1) Rural development, (2) Natural Resources and Community Forestry & Agroforestry, (3) Small Farms, and (4) Family and Consumer Science.
The mission of the Center is to enhance the social and economic well-being of rural and small farm communities through research that facilitates education outreach and policy decision-making.
Our goals are to:

  1. To facilitate policy-based, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research programs;
  2. To strengthen the teaching program by providing education in techniques, philosophy and methodology of small farms and rural communities, and;
  3. To foster stronger collaborative relationships among the University and public and private sector institutions and organizations concerned with small farm and rural affairs.

Faculty & Staff

Helen D. Worthen, Ph.D.

Vonda Richardson

Michael Thomas, Ph.D.

Oghenekome U. Onokpise, Ph.D.