2501 Project - Master Farmers Educational Training Series

Given the increasing competitiveness of farming and the necessity of keeping abreast with the latest agricultural innovations, minority producers must have access to the appropriate educational information and training opportunities to enhance the viability of their small farm enterprises.

This year the extension personnel at Florida A&M University (FAMU) are initiating a new study to gain an in-depth understanding of the barriers and risks minority farmers encounter in farming. The data derived from this investigation will allow extension personnel at FAMU to develop the appropriate educational opportunities through the contribution of minority farmers in this study. Therefore, if you are interested in volunteering for this study, click the links below.

If you plan on participating in this study, please return your signed IRB Informed Consent form to Dr. Angela McKenzie-Jakes if you are a livestock producer and to Dr. Gilbert Queeley if you are a crop producer by April 25, 2023.



Florida A&M University (FAMU) Research and Extension Center

Dr. Angela McKenzie-Jakes

4259 Bainbridge Hwy, Quincy, FL 32352


Florida A&M University

Dr. Gilbert Queeley

215 Perry Paige Building

Tallahassee, FL 32303


Recruiting Farmers:

Informed Consent Document

Informational Flyer


Surveys (Coming Soon):

Need Assessment Instrument (Coming Soon)

Risk Assessment Instrument (Coming Soon)