About This Site
Welcome to the Division of Marketing and Development
Welcome to Florida-Agriculture.com, the official web site of the Division of Marketing and Development, which is part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
We are continually updating and adding new features to our site, so we hope you will bookmark Florida-Agriculture.com and visit often. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read the following information about our web site.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is made up of 17 other divisions and major offices in addition to the Division of Marketing and Development. These divisions handle a wide range of responsibilities. For information about all other divisions within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit http://www.freshfromflorida.com/divisions.html.
How to Navigate Florida-Agriculture.com
The purpose of Florida-Agriculture.com is twofold: to provide information to Florida agri-businesses, as well as to the consuming public.
When first visiting our site, we recommend using the tabs at the top of the page to go to either the "Consumers" section or the "Agribusiness" section. This will help you navigate the site more effectively and find information that is of interest to you.
The "Agribusiness" section contains information and materials that help Florida agribusinesses more effectively market their product. These marketing tools include trade leads, commodity prices, export assistance, agricultural statistics, weather reports, license and bond requirements, agricultural classified ads, and information about the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign.
The "Consumers" section is intended for the general public. It provides general information about Florida agriculture, the variety and availability of Florida agricultural products, recipes, fairs and expositions, U-pick farms, community farmers' markets, food safety tips, and other information of interest to consumers.
Disclaimer for Electronic Mail
Please read the terms carefully before sending Electronic Mail to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Use of a high-speed Internet connection such as DSL or cable is recommended for visitors who wish to play the video and audio files contained within this web site, as many of these file are extremely large. All audio files are in MP3 format. All video files are in Windows Media Video (WMV) and Flash formats.
Use of a high-speed Internet connection is also recommended for visitors who wish to download some of the larger brochures and publications. Downloading some of the larger Adobe Acrobat PDF files may be impractical using a dial-up Internet connection.
All pages within this web site are designed to be printer-friendly. When printing a web page from this site, it will print primarily as text-only, i.e., the text and text charts will print, but the header, footer and navigation bar, as well as some photos and other graphic images, will be omitted.
Accuracy of Information
The Division of Marketing and Development makes every effort to ensure that the information contained here at Florida-Agriculture.com is accurate. However, errors do sometimes occur, so we remind you that your use of this web site and its contents is at your own risk.
There may be delays, omissions, inaccuracies or other errors in posted information, or other problems inherent in electronic communication. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions on this site.
All persons or entities involved in the creation, production or delivery of this site are not liable for any damages you may suffer when you use this site. This includes direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this site.
Since the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is a public governmental agency, original data generated or compiled by the Department that is contained in this web site generally is in the public domain and is available for you to use as you wish, unless otherwise specified.
Some of the graphics contained in this site were designed by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staff. However, some graphics contained in this site are under license to us from other entities and, as such, are protected by copyright laws and cannot be used by a third party (you) without the express permission of the originator. Securing permission to use any copyrighted materials is solely your responsibility.
There is no obvious distinction on this site between Department-generated graphics (which are in the public domain) and licensed graphics (which are copyrighted). So, for safety's sake, you are advised to refrain from using any of the graphics contained herein for any non-personal reproduction, distribution or commercial purpose.
"Fresh from Florida" Logos
The "Fresh from Florida" logos, which appear on this web site, are for use only by registered members of the Florida Agricultural Promotional Campaign (FAPC). In accordance with Chapter 571.29, Florida Statutes, it is unlawful for any person to use, reproduce or distribute the logo without being registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Become a member of the FAPC.
In order to provide additional information of interest to visitors to our site, we have added hyperlinks to other sites. While we try to ensure that links to other sites are appropriate before we include them on our site, we do not assume any responsibility for the appropriateness or accuracy of content of any linked site. In addition, our linking to other sites does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
You are free to link to our site so long as the link does not imply sponsorship or endorsement of your site by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Any linking which results in display of this site's contents surrounded by or included with content of another site, organization or person is prohibited.