Faith Clarke, Founder

Faith Clarke is the founder of the Agricultural and Environmental Development Institute (AEDI). For over 20 years, she developed and delivered educational experiences, conducted research, spearheaded youth leadership programs and implemented and administered federal and international projects in agriculture;  environmental management; tourism; business development and food safety. Prior to AEDI, she worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Cooperative Extension Service and Florida A&M University. Faith is member of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Advisory Council, Chair of the National Women in Agriculture Association (Tallahassee Chapter), volunteers with the American Red Cross, and was honored by the Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper, as one of the “25 Women You Need to Know.”

AEDI is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that connects the environment, education, agriculture and sustainable development in innovative ways that promote resilient communities and ensure excellence in these endeavors.  The Institute is guided by a Board of Directors.

1. Agriculture and Climate Crisis

2. Food Safety

3. Agritourism

4. Youth Leadership



Our Testimonials

I can’t forget Faith Clarke, who just took me in and pushed me forward, gave me guidance, information and got more connected. No words can express how grateful I am…
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Thank you again for all you did to help us prepare for our grand opening.  Your check list was invaluable.  We could not have attempted this without your encouragement and guidance.
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Myrtle Creek Farm
Thank you so very much. We are excited about this development. Your presentation was excellent. We look forward to working with you and in developing Agritourism into our operation.
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Southeastern Small Farmers Network
I would like to thank Faith Clarke for all the assistance she provided with marketing and getting the farm ready for agro-tourism opportunities.
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2013 Florida Innovative Farmer
Your assistance and information provided has been helpful and encouraging during my Turf Grass business start-up…
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Robinson Turf Grass
Faith, I am truly grateful for you making this workshop available.  It was extremely beneficial and informative.  The field trips were invaluable and Robert and Beth painted a real picture of the business.  I personally gained so much practical knowledge I will be able to use…
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Holiday Ranch