Agriculture is big (and small) business in Collier County. Learn about the importance of this industry in our community and where you can purchase local foods from local producers. Supporting Florida agriculture is a sure way to reduce climate impacts, support our economy and eat healthily. Resources to read before her presentation are found here.
Ms. Jessica Ryals,
Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent
Jessica Ryals is the Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent for UF/IFAS Extension, Collier County. She develops educational programs that focus on agricultural production, farming regulation and policy, farm food safety, local food businesses, and consumer education. She is a two-time graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, getting her undergraduate degree in 2008 and a Master’s in Public Administration in 2012.