Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research
The FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research was established by the Florida legislature in 1978. The Center was established in 1978 with Florida Senate Bill No. 898 identified as the "Florida Viticulture Policy Act" to provide leadership, undertake research, extension and development activities that will contribute to industry growth and development. The Center is recognized internationally for excellence in warm climate grape research and facilitator of outstanding academic programs for experiential learning and student training. The Center is the only specialized research program among the 1890 colleges and universities dedicated to grape and small fruit, and it is a national leader in muscadine grape research. The Center is located on 50 acres of land with a 12,300 square feet research facility.
The Center's mission is to conduct basic and applied research and provide service that will promote the development of a viable viticulture industry in Florida (Florida Viticulture Policy Act. 1978, Florida Statute 599.003c).