Food Systems

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Learn more about how Extension helps strengthen our food systems and improve food security, through the following programs:

fruits and vegetables at a farmers marketAgriculture

Building a sustainable local food system that benefits the overall economy by providing the resources of the statewide Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Program for producers to successfully grow and market food and agriculture products, and by increasing community awareness of Florida agriculture

fresh fruit and vegetables on a tableFamily and Consumer Sciences

Provides training and tools for healthy and sustainable living, food preservation and nutrition, money management, and home safety, empowering residents to improve their quality of life.


UF/IFAS team of instructors at a farmers marketFamily Nutrition Program

Equips individuals and families living on a limited budget with the skills to make healthful food and activity choices, aiming to promote healthy weight maintenance, decrease chronic disease, and optimize quality of life

small home size vegetable gardenGardens 

Builds communities around food, improving access to healthy produce for residents and students while raising agricultural awareness


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