The Foundation administers FFVA's Emerging Leader Development Program, which prepares young professionals to be effective advocates for agriculture.

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Supporting research projects in critical areas of pest and disease management and other issues that affect Florida specialty crops.



Providing grower outreach and enhancing the lives of young people pursuing careers in agriculture

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Improving the lives of children of specialty crop farmworkers

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The Florida Specialty Crop Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1991 by the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association to support research and educational activities that benefit Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers and farmworker families. The mission of the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation is to benefit the general public through initiatives that provide solutions to challenges facing specialty crop producers and their stakeholders. The Foundation has raised more than $8 million through public support, government grants and special events.


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