Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making
Slideshow of Agriculture Images

The Division of Marketing and Development promotes Florida products and facilitates agricultural commerce through a variety of programs and initiatives. We license and bond dealers in agricultural products to help protect producers against buyers who fail to pay. We operate 13 State Farmers' Markets that provide Florida producers with marketing facilities necessary to move farm products from farm to consumer. We administer the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign (FAPC), also known as "Fresh From Florida," which includes promotional and advertising programs to help Florida producers market their products. We gather agricultural data and compile current statistics that assist producers in making production and marketing decisions. We provide an online advertising forum, the Florida Market Bulletin, for placement of ads to buy or sell agriculture-related items. We also work to increase public awareness of agriculture's central role in Florida history as well as its continued importance today. Programs and initiatives of the Division of Marketing and Development are listed below by category.

For Consumers

PlusMinusFlorida Crops and Products

PlusMinusFood, Nutrition and Recipes

PlusMinusRecreation and Leisure

For Business

PlusMinusAgricultural Commerce, Business Development and Marketing

PlusMinusAgricultural Awards and Honors

PlusMinusBusiness Registration, Certification, Licensing, Permitting

PlusMinusFood Distribution Programs

For Kids, Students, Teachers

PlusMinusEducational Programs and Classroom Resources