Agricultural Marketing Service - USDA
The Agricultural Marketing Service includes six commodity divisions -- cotton, dairy, fruit and vegetable, livestock and seed, poultry, and tobacco. The divisions employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. They enforce such federal laws as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act.
Agriscape is a directory on agriculture and its surrounding industry. Sites included in the database are categorized according to their content. For each site listing, a short description appears, as well as the product or service provided and the country where the company or server is located. Agriscape also lists research and academic sites and has an extensive list of conferences on any topic related to agriculture.
Council for Biotechnology Information
The Council for Biotechnology Information was founded in April 2000 by leading biotechnology companies to create a comprehensive communication campaign about biotechnology. The goal is to foster an environment that allows the world to benefit from the products of agricultural and food biotechnology.
eHARVEST.com, short form for "electronic harvest" was developed to encourage the use of the resources available on the Internet and to advance agriculture.
The only charitable packinghouse in the eastern United States, Farm Share administers gleaning projects, produce recovery operations, USDA commodity programs and food drives.
A national progam to increase fruit and vegetable consumption sponsored by the National Cancer Institute's 5-A-Day Program Office.
Florida A&M University, Division of Agricultural Sciences
The Division of Agricultural Sciences offers education and training in agricultural science and agricultural education. In the tradition of the land grant college, the Division seeks to serve the educational needs of the individual student.
Florida Citrus Mutual
Florida Citrus Mutual is a voluntary cooperative association dedicated to helping citrus growers produce and market their crops at a profit. For a small cost of membership, growers can be assured that Mutual is looking out for their best interests every day.
Florida Department of Citrus
The Florida Citrus Commission/Department of Citrus is an executive agency of state government established in 1935 by an act of the Florida Legislature as the result of an industry request. Its purpose is to protect and enhance the quality and reputation of Florida citrus fruit and processed citrus products in both domestic and foreign markets.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the largest independent agricultural association in the Sunshine State. It is guided by a Board of Directors, made up of active farmers from all regions of the state.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (GFC) and the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) no longer exist. Florida voters abolished them in a 1998 election and replaced them both with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) effective July 1, 1999.
Florida Forestry Association
The Florida Forestry Association works to help others see the significant role that forestry plays in the economy and environment. The association's mission is to promote the responsible and economic use of Florida's renewable forest resource by encouraging a healthy business climate and sound political policies. Working through a network of over 2,000 members statewide, the association addresses issues such as: tax policies and regulations that encourage reforestation; proper management practices that ensure multiple-use benefits; continued industry growth; fair land-use regulations; sustainable growth and wise use of our natural resources; and building public understanding of a vital Florida industry.
Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association
The mission of the Florida Gift Fruit Shippers Association is to be the world leader in the transportation and distribution of perishable products, so that leadership results in the highest quality, most efficient, and lowest cost to the members for those services, and to conduct its affairs, activities and efforts for the maximum benefit of its members.
Florida Grape Growers Association
The FGGA was established in 1923 to serve farmers and hobbyists interested in growing grapes in Florida. Organized as a nonprofit corporation, the FGGA was instrumental in sponsoring research to develop grapes adapted to conditions in Florida.
The Florida Horse
This is the official publication of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association. The Florida Horse provides information about developments in racing and breeding, both in Florida and nationally.
Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association
The mission of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association is to be the recognized leader of the Florida environmental horticulture industry, to advance the business interests of the industry, and to enhance the survival and success of its members.
Florida Strawberry Growers Association
This is a nonprofit organization representing the Florida strawberry industry through research, promotion and member/community service.
Foreign Agricultural Service - USDA
This service is to educate agricultural producers and processors across the country about the potential benefits of exporting, and help them developing foreign markets.
Today's Market Prices
Today's Market Prices contains hundreds of agricultural links and related resources on the Internet such as mailing lists, newsgroups, newspapers, universities, farmers, gardens, weather reports and more.
Horticultural Inspection Society
This is an organization of inspectors, laboratory and field personnel who regulate plant movement to prevent the spread of plant pests and disease. These individuals enforce laws and regulations for their state agencies which deal with pest prevention. These agencies are usually found within the state's Department of Agriculture or Extension Service.
IFAS Cooperative Extension Service
Florida Cooperative Extension is a partnership between the state (University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences), federal (United States Department of Agriculture), and county (Florida's county governments) to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.
IFAS Distance Education Program
UF/IFAS is the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. UF/IFAS faculty are located at the main campus in Gainesville, in extension offices in each of Florida's 67 counties, and at 14 IFAS research and education centers. UF/IFAS distance education provides the opportunity to earn academic course credit from the University of Florida.
IFAS Research Centers
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Research Centers
National Watermelon Promotion Board
Information, contacts, recipes and a free promotional brochure are available on this site.
FoodSafety.gov Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
FoodSafety.gov is a gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information. A steering committee consisting of individuals with different backgrounds reviews all potential sites for inclusion on the FoodSafety.gov web site. This web site is part of the National Food Safety Information Network. It is maintained by FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
The Peanut Institute
The Peanut Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding state-of-the-art knowledge regarding peanuts and peanut products. A special emphasis is placed on establishing sound science as the basis for food, nutrition, and health discussions about peanuts.
RadioSource.net is a unique collaborative effort to promote the research, extension and education efforts of land-grant universities. This portal site enables users to access and search the combined programming of 12 universities
Southern United States Trade Association
The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is a nonprofit agricultural export trade development association of the southern state Departments of Agriculture and the high-value food and agricultural exporters of the southern United States. SUSTA provides international marketing services for area exporters and foreign importers.
Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers
Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers is a limited agricultural association. The purpose is to promote greater interest in the use of plants, to achieve common goals, to solve common problems and to set a high standard of business ethics for the nursery industry in Hillsborough County.
The Florida Propane Gas Safety, Education and Research Council web site
Propane is a versatile energy source that is safe for the environment. This fuel has many uses in the home, on the farm, and on the road. This web site provides information on the multitudes of uses for propane, its effect on the environment, the definition of propane, propane prices, propane safety, recipes, and much more.
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Mission: Enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting
production of agriculture.
Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
CSREES has research and education information about many subjects, and staff specialists who can answer your questions or refer you to someone at state or county level who possesses the information you need.
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - IFAS
UF/IFAS is a statewide organization dedicated to teaching, research, and extension and serves the agricultural, human, and natural resources needs for the State of Florida.
University of Georgia Journal of Agribusiness
The editors encourage the submission of articles. The Journal will publish papers and case studies on a wide range of issues including all areas of agribusiness, economic development, environmental issues related to agriculture, and general empirical research within the broad range of agricultural economics.
4-H is a fun learning program for boys and girls ages 5-18. It helps youth develop their skills and talents to the fullest. 4-H youth actively participate in activities, events and projects that develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is open to everyone.
On-line agricultural news service featuring the "Commissioner's Spotlight" and the latest ag industry news.
National Agri-Marketing Association
NAMA offers solutions for success to people involved in marketing communications, public relations, product management, or sales in the agribusiness industry.
Produce Marketing Association
The Produce Marketing Association is a nonprofit global trade association serving members who market fresh fruit, vegetables and related products worldwide.
Southern Supersweet Corn Council
Sweet corn growers and shippers in Florida and Georgia voluntarily
participate in the Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, Inc., and the Sweet Corn Growers Exchange, Inc. Both groups contribute to the Southern Supersweet Corn Council that promotes their product.
The Plants Database is a single source of standardized information about plants. The
database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of
the U.S. and its territories. The database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant links, references, and other plant information.
United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Provides world production, market and trade reports information.
Florida Tomato Committee
Provides educational information about Florida's tomatoes.
International Fresh-cut Produce Association
The International Fresh-cut Produce Association advances the industry by supporting its
members with technical information, representation and knowledge to provide convenient
safe and wholesome food.
Produce for Better Health
The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBHF) is the catalyst for creating a
healthier America through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. The
Foundation is a nonprofit organization which, in cooperation with the National
Cancer Institute (NCI), sponsors the national 5 A Day-- for Better Health program.
The 5 A Day goal is to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to an average
of 5 or more servings a day to improve the health of Americans.
American Farm Bureau
The American Farm Bureau emphasizes teamwork in achieving its goals thorough public policy, public relations, organizational development, and economic analysis teams.
Plants at Work
Plants at work is a national information campaign working in conjunction with
the industry to inform professionals in the public about the numerous benefits
of interior plants.
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association is a nonprofit, agricultural trade organization whose mission is to enhance the competitive and business environment for producing and marketing fruits, vegetables and other crops.
Florida Trucking Association
The Florida Trucking Association serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry, positively influence governmental actions, advance the trucking industry's image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability; provide educational programs and industry research, promote highway and driver safety and strive for a healthy business environment.
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame
The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors men and women who made contributions to agriculture in this state.
Florida Angus Association
The Florida Angus Association provides information on upcoming cattle events.
Central Florida Livestock Agents Group
The Central Florida Livestock Agents Group is composed of extension faculty
representing Brevard, Citrus, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Marion, Seminole, Sumter
and Volusia counties, in addition to research faculty and extension specialists
located at various research centers and departments at the University of Florida.
A major goal of this program is to coordinate extension and research activities
for enhanced cattle production in Central Florida.
Hernando County Cattlemen's Association
The Hernando County Cattlemen's Association is a part of the Florida Cattlemen's Association. Activities not only support the Beef Industry but also the Agricultural background and development of Hernando County.
Florida Simmental Simbrah Association
Florida Simmental Simbrah Association provides sale and event information on Simmental cattle.
Terminal Market is a central site, often in a metropolitan area, that serves as an
assembly and trading place for agricultural commodities.
Citrus and Vegetable Magazine
Citrus and Vegetable Magazine provides citrus and vegetable calendar of events and information.
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
EDIS is the one, official reference source for all current UF/IFAS reviewed and approved numbered publications, both electronic and print-only. The electronic repository contains over 4,500 publications related to agriculture, natural resources, the environment, and human and rural development. The database is updated daily.
The Nursery Report
The Nursery Report allows other professionals in the nursery industry to seek plant materials from their current client classified listings.
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association's mission is to promote the growth and success of produce companies and their partners.
Florida Citrus Processors Association
This association, which is composed of Florida citrus processors, provides statistical summaries of: members' utilization of Florida's citrus crops; amount of frozen contrated juices and chilled juices produced; amount of citrus by-products produced, such as pulp, pellets and meal; USDA citrus crop estimates; exports; and military and USDA purchases of citrus products.
Gulf Citrus Growers Association
The Gulf Citrus Growers Association is a trade association representing citrus growers in Southwest Florida. Gulf Citrus addresses key issues of economic importance to the sustainable growth and development of the citrus industry of Southwest Florida. These issues include land and water use, environmental regulation, farmworker relations, transportation, domestic and international trade and marketing programs. The association is supported by volunteer grower membership and participation, as well as by support from allied trades, agribusiness and associate members. The Gulf region produces approximately one-fifth of Florida's citrus crop.
American Farm Bureau
The American Farm Bureau has more than 5 million members and is in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. It is a voluntary organization of member families joining together to solve common problems. Farm Bureau represents America's farmers and ranchers on the local, state, national and international levels. Its mission is to implement policies developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers.
The Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
The Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is a professional organization dedicated to continuing education for arborists, to tree care research, and to serving tree care consumers. Its mission is to promote and improve the scientifically based practice of professional arboriculture.
Paso Fino Horse Association
The Paso Fino's journey to the Americas began more than 500 years ago with the importation of Andalusians, Spanish Barbs from North Africa, and smooth-gaited Spanish Jennets (now extinct as a breed) to the "New World" by Spanish Conquistadors.
Florida Federation of Fairs and Livestock Shows
Florida’s Agricultural Fairs provide the members the support and guidance needed to enlighten our youth and educate the fairgoers on agriculture, trade, entertainment and heritage of Florida.
Florida Association of Food Banks
The Florida Association of Food Banks is a 501c (3) organization and is committed to making sure that families needing food can get it in a manner that serves as a real safety net for those who fall on difficult times.
Florida Citrus Archives
Donations of citrus-related materials are evaluated, inventoried, digitized, prepared for storage in acid-free sleeves, folders and boxes, listed, cataloged, preserved for posterity and made available for use by those researching the history of the Florida citrus industry.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc.
Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to develop agricultural curricula and materials, distribute materials and teach teachers to use these curricula and materials to educate Florida's youth about agriculture.
Florida Wildflower Advisory Council
Growers of Florida wildflowers have taken a major step toward increasing the supply of native Florida seed available for beautification projects and consumer use.
Florida wineries and vineyards are scattered throughout the state, with harvest times ranging from May to September.
Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida, Inc.
Tropical fruits are unique and Florida is the only area in the continental United States that most of these tropical fruits will grow.
Woman of the Year in Agriculture
This award spotlights the vital role of women in Florida agriculture and serves to encourage other women to get involved in the business. Many women have made significant contributions over the years in developing and sustaining what is now a $7 billion industry.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the Florida Department of Education to create the Fresh-2-U program, which promotes positive eating habits among Florida's school children. Fresh-2-U encourages young people to eat at least five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Florida Fern Growers Association
Educate the grower in every aspect of the industry as changes arise, and to continue working in research and development projects which benefit the entire industry.
Florida State Beekeepers Association
Provide resources for the improvement of Beekeeping using proven techniques and procedures in the management of Honeybees and to share this knowledge with everyone interested in the Art of Beekeeping.
America's Second Harvest
The mission of America's Second Harvest is to create a hunger-free America. We distribute food and grocery products through a nationwide network of certified affiliates, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit America's hungry.
Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials
Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship.
Florida Southern College
Florida Southern College offers educational opportunities for careers in Florida's agriculture industry, as well as agricultural industries in other parts of the nation and world.
Wildflower Seed and Plant Growers Association Inc.
Growers of Florida wildflowers have taken a major step toward increasing the supply of native Florida seed available for beautification projects and consumer use.
Florida Wildflower Tag
Proceeds from the Florida Wildflower specialty license tag help protect and preserve Florida’s native environment. Your purchase provides a contribution to further the beautification of our state's public places with Florida's wildflowers. Funds from the sale of the tag are managed by the Florida Wildflower Advisory Council, a not-for-profit organization.