2022 Florida by the numbers: A Status Report on Food and Agriculture Nonprofits

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2021: $77,867.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2022
Grant Recipients: University of Florida; Florida A&M University
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kimberly Wiley
University of Florida
Dr. Jennifer Jones
University of Florida
Dr. Marilyn Swisher
University of Florida
The nonprofit sector plays an important but under-recognized role in the food supply chain. There are approximately 904 nonprofits in Florida with missions related to food pre-production, production, distribution, and consumption. These nonprofits address gaps in the food supply chain by conducting research, education, and advocacy. They also provide direct food support. However, nonprofits are often left out of conversations about the food supply, leading to missed opportunities and potentially less effective outcomes. This report includes an overview of the food and agriculture nonprofit subsector, the specific roles it plays in the food supply chain, its overlap with Extension throughout the state, and opportunities for collaboration. The information encapsulated in these pages is intended to help agents promote cross-sectoral collaboration.
Chelsea DeMasters, University of Florida
Kimberly Wiley, University of Florida
Jennifer Jones, University of Florida
Mickie Swisher, University of Florida
Micayla Richardson, University of Florida
Marlen Espinosa Barajas, University of Florida
Karen McGilvery, University of Florida
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
Ordering info:
Kimberly Wiley
University of Florida
PO Box 110310
Gainesville, FL 32611-0310
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.