Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)
Jennifer Taylor, PhD is coordinator of Small Farm Programs and Associate Professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) where she works with farming populations and communities to identify needs and assists in development of alternative capacity building programs to help meet those needs. She developed and is implementing the FAMU StateWide Small Farm Programs, a participatory multidisciplinary capacity building program designed to assist and equip underserved small farm populations toward a thriving sustainable development, as well as a Growers’ Market Approach that provides fresh seasonal produce daily, direct from local small farmers. Taylor works with farming communities to identify needs and provides education, hands-on training, and technical assistance in sustainable agriculture systems including: agroecological farm strategies, transitioning to organics, organic integrated pest management, building healthy soils, urban farming, sustainable living, farmer to farmer trainings, and learning farm tours, and other linking paradigms - to enhance sustainability, viability, well-being, and quality of life. She has participated in the UN Sessions on Sustainable Development. Dr. Taylor and her husband operate an organic farm in Georgia. She served on the National Organic Standards Board, 2011-2016, and was named “2019 Woman of the Year in Agriculture” by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.