Local Agricultural Resources

UF - Extension Office - The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 as a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.  In Florida, the Extension is administered by the University of Florida.  Leon County Extension conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. Locally-based advisory committees assure that programs are designed to meet community needs.  

Leon County Community Green Map - includes locations on a map of community gardens, local farms, and local farmers markets.

University of Florida’s Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) - The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed an international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and extension.  Because of this mission and the diversity of Florida ’s climate and agricultural commodities, IFAS has facilities located throughout Florida.

Damayan Garden Project - Damayan is a small non-profit made up of gardeners, educators, and entrepreneurs in Tallahassee, Florida who want to enhance the quality of life in our community by teaching people how to grow their own food.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group - The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, commonly known as "Southern SAWG”, is a regional non-profit focused on creating a sustainable food and farming system.

Florida Grape Growers Association - The FGGA was established in 1923 to serve farmers and hobbyists interested in growing grapes in Florida. Organized as a nonprofit corporation, the FGGA was instrumental in sponsoring research to develop grapes adapted to conditions in Florida. The association works collectively with agricultural organizations, state, local, national and other interests to develop an awareness about the unique qualities and health benefits of Florida Grapes. It provides a community access network with a wide range of information services available to members and others who are interested in Florida grapes and grape products.

Florida Organic Growers - Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers is a non-profit which provides information and certification for organic growing processes and who supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture.

Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a non-profit organization offering certification programs tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods. CNG was born of a commitment to healthy food and healthy soils. CNG was founded when the National Organic Program (NOP) took effect in 2002. CNG farms don't use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farms. Certified Naturally Grown is an independent program not affiliated with the National Organic Program (NOP).

Florida Agriculture - Florida-Agriculture.com, the official web site of the Division of Marketing and Development, is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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