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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 the environment, education, agriculture and sustainable development in innovative ways that promote healthy communities, produce entrepreneurs, food and agricultural professionals, and ensure excellence in these endeavors. AEDI provides training, experiential learning opportunities, consulting and outreach in four focus areas:

Agriculture and Food Security

Food Safety


Youth Leadership

Upcoming Events

Food Handler Certificate Training

Start your career in the food industry with the Food Handler Certificate Training. Considered as the first-course in food safety principles, this comprehensive program provides food handlers with knowledge needed...

Starting a Food Business in Florida

Are you thinking of starting a catering business, restaurant, food truck, grocery store, or adding value to your farm/garden products? If yes, this seminar is for you! Come and...

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...

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