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The Division of Administration manages the administrative functions of the department and reports to the Office of the Commissioner. The division’s responsibilities include personnel management, finance and accounting services, professional and organizational development, information technology support and general services, including procurement, contract management and facilities management.
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The Division of Agricultural Environmental Services administers various state and federal regulatory programs concerning environmental and consumer protection issues. These include state mosquito control program coordination; agricultural pesticide registration, testing and regulation; pest control regulation; and feed, seed and fertilizer production inspection and testing.
The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (AgLaw) protects Florida’s agriculture and consumers through professional law enforcement in support of all the regulatory aspects of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Headquartered in Tallahassee, we have regional and field offices throughout the state. Responsibilities are shared by the Bureau of Investigative Services, the Bureau of Uniform Services, and Administration.
The Office of Agricultural Water Policy works with agricultural producers, industry groups, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the university system and the Florida water management districts to develop and implement Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) addressing both water quality and water conservation. Agricultural BMPs are practical, cost-effective actions that agricultural producers can take to conserve water and reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants entering our water resources.
The Division of Animal Industry is responsible for enforcing animal health regulations in Florida and protecting the state from animal pests and diseases.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is Florida's lead aquaculture agency. We coordinate and assist in the development of aquaculture and regulate aquafarms to protect and conserve Florida's natural resources.
The Office of Cabinet Affairs assists the Commissioner in carrying out her responsibilities as a member of the Florida Cabinet. Article IV, Section IV, of the Florida Constitution provides for the Attorney General, the Chief Financial Officer and the Commissioner of Agriculture to serve as members of the Florida Cabinet. The Cabinet, together with the Governor, meet regularly and collectively serve as the agency head for a number of state agencies and serve on numerous boards and commissions responsible for administering several critical state functions.
The Office of Communications informs the public and the media about programs, policies and initiatives of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The office also handles all media inquiries regarding the department. Members of the media can contact the Office of Communications through the contact information listed at the right.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Consumer Services is the state’s clearinghouse for consumer complaints, information and protection. We regulate various businesses, such as motor vehicle repair shops, charitable organizations, pawnbrokers, health studios, sellers of travel, intrastate movers, professional surveyors and mappers, sweepstakes/game promotions and telemarketers. In addition, we protect consumers and businesses from unfair and unsafe business practices across a wide range of market sectors, including gasoline, brake fluid, antifreeze, liquefied petroleum gas, amusement rides, and weighing and measuring devices.
The Office of Energy is the legislatively designated state energy policy and program development office within Florida. We evaluate energy-related studies, analyses and stakeholder input in order to recommend to the Governor and Legislature energy policies and programs that will move Florida toward a more diverse, stable and reliable energy portfolio. Using available state and federal funds, we develop and manage energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy education programs throughout the state.
The Florida Forest Service manages over 1 million acres of state forest resources for future generations and protects the state of Florida and our citizens, through detection and suppression, from the dangers of wildland fire. The division is actively involved in wildfire prevention and providing assistance for private forest landowners.
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The Division of Food Safety is responsible for assuring the public of a safe, wholesome and properly represented food supply through permitting and inspection of food establishments, inspection of food products, and performance of specialized laboratory analysis on a variety of food products sold or produced in the state.
The Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness administers child nutrition programs for the state of Florida.
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The Division of Fruit and Vegetables inspects and certifies all fresh shipments of vegetables, fruit, and nuts covered by state and federal marketing orders and/or rules. In support of that goal, licenses for all citrus dealers, registrants, and agents of licensed fruit dealers, packinghouses and processing plants are collected and maintained annually. In addition, the division inspects all fresh tomato packinghouses and farms to ensure compliance with food safety regulations. It also inspects fresh produce not covered by regulation on a request basis in support of outside entities, export laws and commercial requirements.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to all divisions and offices of the department, and the Commissioner of Agriculture in her official capacity and as a member of the Florida Cabinet. Services provided by the OGC include the drafting and enforcement of administrative actions, drafting and interpretation of proposed legislation, statutory interpretation, legal opinions, rulemaking, contract review, state and federal civil and administrative appeals, and oversight and representation with respect to department litigation.
In accordance with Section 20.055, Florida Statutes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for activities that promote accountability, integrity and efficiency within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). These activities are comprised of investigations and audits pertaining to FDACS programs.
The Division of Licensing administers Florida’s concealed weapon licensing program and oversees Florida’s private investigative, private security and recovery services industries. The division’s regulatory oversight of private investigative, private security and recovery services includes licensing, enforcing compliance standards, and ensuring public protection from unethical business practices and unlicensed activity.
The Division of Marketing and Development promotes Florida products and facilitates agricultural commerce through a variety of programs and initiatives.
As a regulatory agency of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Division of Plant Industry works to detect, intercept and control plant and honey bee pests that threaten Florida’s native and commercially grown plants and agricultural resources.