Strengthening Food and Agriculture Nonprofits An online course for IFAS Extension agents and community members

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 goal of this short course is to enhance collaboration between UF/IFAS Extension faculty and food and agricultural nonprofit organizations in Florida. UF/IFAS Extension is a statewide network of experts that fulfills the UF/IFAS outreach mission by partnering with communities to provide high-quality, research-based relevant education and expertise to foster healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy communities. The course includes three modules addressing core issues in building a strong nonprofit: Module 1: Building a Strong Board Module 2: Identifying Problems in Programming Module 3: Nonprofit Revenue Generation The course also includes a Nonprofit Resource Center, including a report on the food and agricultural nonprofit sector, "Florida by the Numbers: A Status Report on Food and Agriculture Nonprofits in Florida,' the Directory of Florida’s Food and Agriculture Nonprofits by Extension District, and a list of resources in the form of weblinks to capacity-building nonprofits, research articles, and a list of specialists for supporting Extension-nonprofit collaboration. We want to foster relationships with nonprofits that share UF/Extension’s programmatic goals related to sustainable agriculture, conservation of resources, and improved nutritional outcomes.
Course or Curriculum
Micayla Richardson, University of Florida
Marlen Espinosa Barajas, University of Florida
Kimberly Wiley, University of Florida
DeMasters Chelsea, University of Florida
Jennifer Jones, University of Florida
Mickie Swisher, University of Florida
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
Ordering info:
Kimberly Wiley
[email protected]
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.