College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS)
The College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) is one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind. Since its establishment, CAFS has evolved and continue to do so to meet the ever changing needs of the food and agricultural industries.
Our academic programs equip our students to understand, tackle and eventually provide solutions to the challenges of the 21st century worldwide as it relates to global food security and fighting world hunger.
In addition, our College distinctiveness includes a low student-to-faculty ratio, which not only assures that each student receives personalize and individual attention from a team of dedicated faculty who are experts in their field of specialization, but also guarantee that each gets the attention and support needed to reach their highest potential.
The College boasts three Centers which are the drivers of scientific discovery and are dedicated to specialized research in the areas of - viticulture and small fruit, water resources and biological control. Our students both undergraduate and, are afforded the opportunity to work under the guidance of world-renowned scientists on cutting edge research, intended to sharpen their scientific skills, conduct their own research, contribute solutions to global challenges and develop collaborations with other scientists.
As the land-grant college within Florida A&M University CAFS Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) plays a vital role in providing researched-based information and resources directly to Florida’s farmers, individuals, producers, communities and agri-businesses. The CEP programs impact both rural and urban areas and is intended to build community capacity, protect the environment, influence the decision-making process of our stakeholders and improve the quality of life by enhancing the economic well-being of everyone involved.