The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. To that end, the Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program (STEP) engages farmers and other agricultural stakeholders in friendly crop management competitions focused on input use efficiency and profitability. The program creates a shared learning experience for growers, industry representatives, policymakers, researchers, and extension agents. The goal is to improve crop management and increase the adoption of Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to sustain agriculture and protect water quality.
The Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program (STEP) promotes the adoption of science-based education and outreach on Best Management Practices (BMPs) through farm management competitions focused on input use efficiency and profitability. The program
- fosters peer-to-peer interaction,
- creates a safe environment for action-oriented learning, and
- supports collaboration among all members of the agricultural community.
Events and Updates
March 2nd, 2023
- In-service Training #32209: Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program (STEP) – Best Management Practices for Corn.
- Register: Eventbrite link/PDEC link
- Florida STEP Kickoff Meeting
- Register: Eventbrite link