Ag in the Classroom
Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the USDA. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. The program is carried out in each state, according to state needs and interests, by individuals representing farm organizations, agribusiness, education and government.
Be Food Safe
The“Be Food Safe” campaign uses core consumer food safety messages of “Clean”, “Cook”, “Separate” and “Chill.” The four easy lessons can prevent harmful bacteria from making your family sick.
Fruits and Veggies - More Matters
Produce for Better Health Foundation offers the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters™ health initiative. This program demonstrates that eating MORE fruits and vegetables does matter to all of us. It’s a great way to stay healthy and a perfect fit for busy lives.
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
National Watermelon Association
The purpose of the Association is to promote the best interests of the Watermelon Industry from production to consumption. NWA is constantly seeking improvements in the growing, grading, handling, transportation, distribution and sale of watermelon.
Partnership for Food Safety Education
We are a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that brings together public and private sectors to support health and food safety educators by making their work more visible, collaborative, and effective. The Partnership works with an active network of 14,000 health and food safety educators, providing them with tools they can use to educate people about protecting their health through safe food handling and hygiene. Sign up here to join this network of BAC Fighters!
Produce Marketing Association
The Produce Marketing Association is the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide. PMA is THE industry source for late-breaking news, information on industry trends, consumer and industry research, education and networking opportunities, and industry standards and technologies.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CFSAN, in conjunction with the FDA's field staff, is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled.
United Fresh Produce Association
Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association brings together companies across every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. We deliver the resources and expertise companies need to succeed in managing complex business and technical issues. We provide the training and development individuals need to advance their careers in produce. Through these endeavors, we unite our industry with a common purpose – to build long-term value for our members and grow produce consumption.
United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
FAS Mission Statement
To create economic opportunity for American agriculture by expanding global markets.
Watermelon Research and Development Group
The WRDG is an organization of university and industry researchers interested in improving watermelon. Members are national and international, and are based in academia, government, and industry. Their work includes research in developing new varieties, investigating diseases and insect pests, improving cultural practices, as well as basic research.
Produce for Kids
Produce for Kids® believes in creating a healthier generation. As a cause marketing organization, Produce for Kids creates programs that provide easy, fun, and inspiring recipes. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $6 million to charities that support children and families.