To educate, encourage and empower individuals and organizations to communicate more effectively on behalf of Florida agriculture.
For more than 40 years, the Agriculture Institute of Florida has been dedicated to promoting the value of Florida agriculture and to helping elected officials and the public understand more about the state’s rich agricultural history and its diverse agricultural industry.
The Ag Institute is a non-profit organization guided by a board of directors made up of professional communicators from associations, businesses and institutions that are engaged in or support Florida’s agricultural community.
Every four years, along with Farm Credit, the Ag Institute sponsors a Candidates Forum for Florida’s governor and Cabinet races to bring growers and those seeking to lead our state together to discuss issues critical to our state and our industry.
The Ag Institute also provides valuable networking and educational opportunities for professionals and for individual producers and association volunteers in the areas of public relations, communications and issues management.
Florida Agriculture Fast Facts*
The PERCENT of Florida’s farms which are family operationed, while about 10 percent are corporate entities.
About the number of Florida farms, or approximately 70 percent, with 50 acres or less.
The amount agriculture contributed in indirect tax contributions to local, county, and state governments.
*From the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture