NFREC – Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center Fund
This fund is restricted to supporting the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, (SVAEC), a unit of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). SVAEC is unique among UF/IFAS Centers in that there is currently no academic/research department faculty assigned to the unit. There are four Regional Specialized Extension Agent positions located at SVAEC. Therefore, SVAEC has been designated as an extension demonstration unit focusing on demonstration and applied research projects supporting county Extension programs in Florida. The primary mission of SVAEC is to develop and demonstrate technology appropriate to the needs of production agricultural clientele in the Suwannee Valley area of Northeast Florida. To accomplish this mission, applied research and demonstration programs are in place or are being planned toward the development of an interdisciplinary farming systems research and extension approach, including agricultural economics and marketing to solving real problems of farmers on their farms.