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It is my pleasure to welcome you to Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (BAERS). As you may know, in September 2015, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) acquired 3,800 acres of land in Brooksville from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service. This acquisition is the largest transfer of public land to a Historically Black College and University and to one of the 19 historically black land grant universities established under the Second Morrill Act of 1890.  The land transfer includes 19 buildings containing 2, 830 square feet of laboratories; 3,600 square feet of office space, and a variety of other support structures constructed between 1932 and 1987.  

The vision of the Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (BAERS) is to create opportunities that promote the 1890 land grant mission of teaching, research, and extension. The Station will enhance the foundations of innovative service, effective training, and clinical experiences relevant to research, inquiry, advanced technology, and meaningful local, state, national, and global partnerships which constructively inform the universal economy

Through the utilization of the Brooksville land, faculty expertise, legislative support, corporate partnerships and linkages, and institutional collaboration, FAMU will strengthen its status as an outstanding doctoral research, student-centered university with national and international prominence.  BAERS will come to be recognized for innovative student training and development, collaborative multidisciplinary research that leads to the discovery and advancement of scientific knowledge, the transfer of new technology to stakeholders, providing exemplary cooperative extension and public service.

BAERS will become a best-in-class research station and a model for cooperative and collaborative partnerships recognized for exemplary academic, research, and scientific accomplishments dedicated to improving and sustaining a high standard of education and improving the quality of life for humankind.




Patricia Green-Powell, Interim Vice President

Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station

About Patricia Green-Powell, PhD, Interim Vice President