The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on many local farming operations in South Florida. Consumers and producers are welcome to join our Facebook group FIU COVID-19 Local Food System Response for updates on local farms, available produce, contact information, relief programs, online resources and other forms of support.
Our innovative, science-based curricular program lets students focus on issues in agriculture at the farm, community and regional landscape level. Students and participants are exposed to an intellectual learning environment and to agricultural agencies and research institutions such as the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, along with other research and educational organizations.
Students explore broad spatial agricultural issues including regional water allocation conflicts, urban-rural conflicts, community foodsheds, and geospatial analysis of agricultural resources and system impacts.
Supply Chains Study
Researchers in FIU's College of Arts, Sciences & Education and the College of Business are conducting a thorough assessment of Florida's tomato and strawberry production systems.
- Biological Sciences Opps
STEM research assistant needed
This position is located within FIU, the Tropical Research and Education Center and agroecosystems of Miami-Dade County. The [...]
- Earth and Environment
Plant parents, don’t panic
Plant parents bloomed over the course of the pandemic. Plants brought a sense of companionship to people quarantining alone. [...]
Passing of Keqi Zhang
In a memorandum sent out to the university community by Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton, we’[...]
- Science & Technology
5 things to know about the environmental threats facing Tampa Bay
While the threat to life and property from a leaky reservoir near Tampa Bay has diminished, the toll on [...]
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