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.|