Community Food Security and UF/IFAS Extension

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2016: $11,110.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2017
Grant Recipient: University of Florida
Region: Southern
State: Florida
State Coordinator:
Dr. Marilyn Swisher
University of Florida
The modern food system in the United States is a complex, internationally connected network of industries and markets that is continuously changing and growing to meet the needs of its consumers. Cooperative Extension Service educational programs work to meet the needs of both producers and consumers in food systems in the United States and around the world. Extension is constantly evolving, adapting, and improving its educational programs so that clientele are empowered to address their issues or problems. The United States Department of Agriculture, the federal partner of Extension, recognized a specific need in the field of agriculture and food systems by adding the Community Food Security Act to the 1996 Farm Bill. The purpose of this paper is to define community food security and identify its importance for Extension agents in Florida.
Kaylene Sattanno, UF
Nick Place, UF
Marilyn Swisher, UF
Kelly Moore, UF
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "2016-2017 Model State Program University of Florida"
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.