Reaching. Teaching. Serving.

As the outreach arm of the University’s land-grant mission, our role in taking the University to the People is the foundation of FAMU Cooperative Extension. A thriving Florida economy will require empowered and well-informed citizens and workers.  FAMU Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic profitability and sustainability as well as social well-being.  We bring experience and research-based solutions to help individuals, families and communities thrive in Florida’s ever-changing economy. 

An expanded knowledge base, innovations for families, farmers and business leaders, positive leadership and development for youth, and community and economic development opportunities are just part of FAMU Cooperative Extension’s approach to meet challenges and make contributions to the state of Florida and the world that are bold and exceed all expectations.  As a unit of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, FAMU is also a cooperative partner with USDA National Institute of Agriculture, University of Florida Institute of Food & Agriculture (1862), and state and local entities.

placeholderVonda H. Richardson  Director/Associate Administrator

What We Do

As the front door to the University, Extension professionals provide expert level direct technical assistance and education in the following areas:

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Responding to the needs of Florida’s youth by preparing them to successfully face the challenges affiliated with adulthood.

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Increasing awareness and efficient use of Florida’s natural resources, delivering high quality educational programs for small-scale agricultural producers, and maintaining sustainable and profitable businesses, farms and communities.

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Building capacity and promoting economic vitality in local communities.

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Providing individuals and families with the knowledge and skills that promote vibrant, healthy and financially independent lives.

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What We Offer


  • Application
  • Training Schedule
  • Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
  • Certified Arborist-International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Certified Horticultural Professional-Florida Nursery Growers & Landscapers Association (FNGLA)
  • General Horticulture
  • Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)
  • Master Goat and Sheep Certification

Education and Training Centers

Committed to excellence in education, the centers are learning spaces designed to train individuals, families and farmers.

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FAMU largest outdoor classroom boasts 267 acres of forested and grazing farm land, crop land and natural areas.

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Multi-purpose learning facility serving community and families.

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Learning facility that fosters entrepreneurship, community development and economic vitality.

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Cooperative Extension

Perry-Paige Building South
1740 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Room 215
Tallahassee, FL 32307-4100