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Almost 1 billion people across the globe will go to bed hungry tonight, 200 million of them children. Most of those people are small holder farmers who depend on agriculture to make a living and feed their families…” United States Agency for International Development

The Agricultural and Environmental Development Institute (AEDI) connects education, the environment, agriculture and sustainable development in innovative ways that promote resilient communities, increase awareness of agricultural and environmental careers, and ensure excellence in these endeavors. AEDI provides training, experiential learning opportunities, consulting and outreach in four focus areas:

Agriculture and Climate Change

Food Safety


Youth Leadership

Upcoming Events

Earth Day at Maclay

Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement. Join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and exhibit at Florida’s official 2019 Earth Day celebration to help raise environmental awareness...

National Estuaries Day

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Friday, September 27, in Eastpoint, Florida. The first 600 visitors will receive a free t-shirt commemorating...

Food Safety Manager Certification Training

Are you looking to get to the next level in your career or enhance your opportunity for employment or advancement in the food service industry? Do you have employees who need to be Certified Food Safety Managers?

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