About The USDA / 1890 Program

The objectives of the USDA/1890 Programs are to attract minority students into careers in agriculture and related fields, including Food Sciences and Agricultural Sciences; share expertise and resources in areas such as agricultural research, extension and teaching programs, technology development, limited-resource farmers and minority farmer programs, and rural development programs; and to increase the involvement of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University in the delivery of USDA programs. The programs include: the USDA/1890 Task Force, the USDA 1890 Scholars Program, and the USDA/1890 Liaison Officer Program.


Cynthia M. Portalatín

USDA/1890 Ag Liaison Officer

Florida A&M University, CESTA

N. Perry-Paige Bldg., Rm. 217

S. 1740 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Tallahassee, FL 32307



Office: 850.561.2191

Email: cynthia.portalatin@famu.edu or cynthia.portalatin@osec.usda.gov


FAMU: http://www.famu.edu/

USDA: http://www.usda.gov

How to apply for USDA internships: http://www.da.usda.gov/employ/intern.htm

USDA Career Intern Program: http://www.da.usda.gov/employ/CareerInternPositions.htm


Federal Student Educational Employment Opportunities for College Students