USDA Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education and Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE)

The Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education & Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE) is a multi-institutional consortium grant funded by the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions Grants Program.  St. Thomas University is working with The Agroecology Program at Florida International University (FIU), Miami-Dade College North, and Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San German, Puerto Rico in the effort of recruiting and training and Hispanic students in Agricultural sciences to prepare them for a extraordinary career with the USDA. In addition, the FCCAgE program is partnering with Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and Earth Learning in order to provide students with a holistic, multidisciplinary, and problem-based approach necessary for tackling tomorrow’s agro-ecological challenges.

If  you love plants, animals, the environment, and nature, you should consider a career with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA is in need of individuals like you to conduct the cutting edge research and to apply and create critical policies and regulations necessary to ensure the wellbeing of our nation.

This program is aimed at students that have the following interests:
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Food Inspection
  • Food Technology Forestry
  • Geology/Hydrology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Pathology/Physiology
  • Soil Sciences/conservation
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Wildlife Biology

Through FCCAgE you will:
  • Receive assistance for your tuition at STU
  • Gain research experience
  • Be engaged in helping your community
  • Be guided on one on one basis towards your career goal with our professional development activities
  • And much more!

Click here to see our brochure.

To complete our simple application packet, click here.


For more information, please contact Marcela Jaramillo at mjaramillo@stu.edu.