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Agricultural Education and Communication

Agricultural Education and Communication

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Affiliated Programs

Challenge 2050 Project

Challenge 2050 is an undergraduate certificate program designed to increase awareness about issues surrounding a growing global population, examine systems thinking and how systems work together to solve problems, and build capacity in problem solving and innovation to develop solutions to complex issues.

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is a non-profit organization that develops and trains teachers and agriculture industry volunteers in its agricultural curricula and materials, which they, in turn, use to educate students about the importance of agriculture. FAITC also provides grant money to teachers and volunteers for projects that teach students where their food comes from and the important contributions Florida farmers make to their communities and their state.

Global Education Lab

The Global Education Lab is a collaborative effort of university faculty focused on advancing the scholarship related to globally integrated educational programs in food, agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. 

Program Development and Evaluation Center

PDEC's mission has an IFAS-wide role and includes enhancing the programming process of planning and implementing programs; assisting with strategic and annual planning; coordinating program evaluation and analyses by using formal and informal methods to determine the worth or value of extension, research and teaching programs; coordinating accountability efforts, including organizing and distributing relevant information to customers and decision makers; and enhancing program quality through staff development, interdisciplinary team building, county program reviews, and other methods.

Streaming Science

Streaming Science is a college student-driven project-based learning science literacy program. The mission of Streaming Science is to introduce public audiences, especially middle and high school students and teachers, to real-world scientists and critical agricultural and environmental research through multiple interactive communication platforms. Through a series of courses and experiences students are developing videos, podcasts, and live interactive electronic field trips with iPad multimedia backpack communication kits. We invite you to watch our videos, listen to our podcasts, and engage with science topics that impact your everyday life!

Wedgworth Leadership Institute

The Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources is designed to develop leadership qualities of people who will become increasingly involved in the policy decision-making process.