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Vacancy Announcement upcoming for PPQ Plant Health Safeguarding Specialists in South Florida


a vacancy announcement that will be released soon for positions with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ) in Florida. USDA APHIS PPQ FL will be advertising to fill a combined eight PPQ Plant Health Safeguarding Specialists (PHSS)/ PPQ Officer positions in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Other opportunities are also currently available, including Plant Protection Technician positions at various locations in Florida.

Agroecology at FIU-DC


Dr. Jay recently visited FIU-DC in Washington, DC and met with Congressmen.

Agroecology Program wins the President's Excellence Award


Presented to a full-time employee, or group of employees, who supported institutional, strategic and operational excellence by restructuring processes to improve efficiency, productivity and quality; and/or implementing critical programs; receiving recognition from peers in the academic community for excellence in research, scholastic or creative

Upcoming Events

FIU Horticulture Professional Certificate Program

09/17/2016 09:00 AM

$500 per participant. This includes the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscapers Association (FNGLA) training manual. To register for the FIU Horticulture Professional Certificate Program taught by expert faculty, visit: For more information on the program or registration, contact K. Jayachandran at Registration deadline: Sept. 2, 2016

Orchid Professional Workshop

10/06/2016 09:00 AM

This is a 3-days workshop with hands-on and laboratory activities, as well as field trips. Topics covered include, among others: • Orchid history • Orchid production and propagation • Orchid flowers and pollination • Orchid pests and diseases Registration Link

Beekeeping Basics

10/16/2016 09:00 AM

Join us as FIU’s own Michael Pischner shares his experience as a beekeeper along with some important information on bee morphology and life cycle; hive construction and materials; and important safety tips. You will get the opportunity to work with a live hive and visit a honey extraction and processing facility! Limited availability and registration is required. To RSVP, please email Please note that all participants are required to wear protective clothing

Contact Us

Agroecology Program
Department of Earth and Environment

11200 SW 8th Street, ECS 157
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-0186

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