Our mission

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education conducts and disseminates objective interdisciplinary research and educational programs to increase public understanding of and engagement in agricultural and natural resources issues.

Our vision

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education will be the preeminent research and education organization on the social science perspectives of agricultural and natural issues to promote a more informed and engaged public.
2015-17 strategic plan

2015-17 strategic plan

PIE Center faculty and staff, with input and approval from the advisory board, created a strategic plan to focus its various research, education, outreach and extension efforts through the next three years. The goals and objectives established in the strategic plan will be the driving force behind the PIE Center's continued growth.

Learn more about the strategic plan

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By the numbers: 2015-16

  • $17 million: total value of research partnerships and projects
  • 53: reports and publications written
  • 19: students supported & part-time jobs created
  • 49: focus groups, surveys and interviews conducted
  • 13,645: research participants
  • $1.5 million: awarded to PIE Center research
  • 638: views of recorded webinars
  • 3,980: votes submitted to photo contest
  • 413: entries to the photo contest
  • 1,823: Facebook fans


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