Bureau of Education and Communication

The Bureau of Education and Communication is responsible for educating and informing consumers and coordinating the communication efforts of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services through the production and distribution of news releases, brochures and other publications, videos and radio programming, and the design and maintenance of a web site. The bureau is composed of four sections:

Administration Section

This section handles bureau administrative functions, coordinates and prioritizes bureau projects, administers the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom program, manages special projects for the Commissioner and staff, and tracks publication distribution.

Information Section
This section produces and disseminates: news releases; Open Lines, the Department's employee newsletter; the Florida Market Bulletin, a monthly agricultural newspaper featuring agricultural classified advertisements; and the Department's annual report. The section also responds to public requests for information.

Educational Productions Section
This section produces and disseminates informational, educational and promotional audio and video productions such as television and radio public service announcements, radio programming, television news segments and documentaries, and internal training videos.

Graphics Section
This section provides a broad range of graphics services for the Department including conceptualization, layout and design, printing, exhibit design and construction, and still photography.

Bureau of Education and Communication Programs