Agriculture

JENNIFER TAYLOR

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COORDINATOR/SMALL FARM PROGRAM, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY, TALLAHASSEE

Taylor, who’s been at FAMU for 20 years, is the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ 2020 Woman of the Year in agriculture. She created, developed and is implementing the school’s Statewide Small Farm Program, which equips and empowers underserved small farm populations and their communities toward sustainable development. She chairs the National Organic Standards Board Material Committee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and has served on the USDA Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

EDUCATION FAMU (BS), Iowa State University (MS), Virginia Polytechnic University (Ph.D.)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m a certified organic farmer.
FLORIDA LOVE Agriculture and farming are the historical infrastructures of this nation, with Florida having some of our deepest roots.
WORRIES ABOUT Good dialogue with family and friends
SABBATICAL TOPIC I would study the recipes of our grandmothers and grandfathers, a history of Black and indigenous people of color.

ERNIE BARNETT

FLORIDA LAND COUNCIL

Michael Basore

TKM Bengard Farms

RICK DANTZLER

CITRUS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

MALLORY DIMMITT

LYKES BROTHERS

Pepe Fanjul Jr.

Florida Crystals

DONELL GWINN

GWINN BROTHERS FARM

ELLIS HUNT

HUNT BROTHERS

Mitch Hutchcraft

King Ranch

Mike Joyner

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

GENE LOLLIS

ARCHBOLD BUCK ISLAND RANCH

ADAM PUTNAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED

Jose Smith

Costa Farms

JOSH SNIVELY

FLORIDA CHEMICAL

Leslie Sturmer

University of Florida IFAS

JENNIFER TAYLOR

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY