Commissioner Putnam

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam oversees the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and serves as a member of Florida's Cabinet. 

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Concealed Weapons

Concealed Weapon License

You can apply for a concealed weapon license by mail or in person at a regional office or authorized Florida tax collector’s office.

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In the News

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Tours Department's Zika Testing Laboratory

May 26, 2016

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today toured the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which has recently been equipped to test mosquitoes for the Zika virus. 

Recipes/Recetas

"Fresh From Florida" Recipes

Memorial Day weekend calls for Florida Sweet Corn with Southern Barbecue Butter. For more cooking ideas, browse our recipes.

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Concealed Weapons

Apply for a Concealed Weapon License

Interested in applying for or renewing a concealed weapon license? You can apply by mail or in person at locations throughout Florida. First, find out more about the program, its requirements and your eligibility.

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Apply for a Private Investigation License

Interested in applying for or renewing a private investigation license? You can apply by mail or in person at one of our eight regional offices in Florida. First, find out more about the program, its requirements and your eligibility.

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Apply for a Private Security License

Interested in applying for or renewing a private security license? You can apply by mail or in person at one of our eight regional offices in Florida. First, find out more about the program, its requirements and your eligibility.

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Apply for a Recovery and Repossession License

Interested in applying for or renewing a recovery and repossession license? You can apply by mail or in person at one of our eight regional offices in Florida. First, find out more about the program, its requirements and your eligibility.

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Consumer Resources

Avoid Unwanted Sales Calls

Tired of unwanted sales calls? Protect your residential and mobile phone numbers from solicitors by subscribing to the Florida Do Not Call List. 

Floridians can sign up for free. Your number will remain on the Florida Do Not Call List for five (5) years. 

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Find Florida Products, Activities and Events

Use our interactive map to help plan your trip to Florida, find local agricultural resources or learn about the different festivals and markets around our great state.

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Business Services

Save Time, Register Online

Businesses and individuals required to register with the department can now save time by registering, renewing and managing their licenses online.

The process is easy, secure and faster than registering by mail. It eliminates the need to mail in most forms. After completing the online process, a confirmation email will be sent for your records.

Some fees submitted to the department are non-refundable. The following forms of payment are accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and e-checks.

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Agriculture Industry

Commissioner Putnam Seeking Nominations for Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Commissioner Putnam is accepting nominations for the 2016 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award now through June 1. Since 1985, the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. Recipients have included women from all areas of the industry.

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Winners of Ag Environmental Leadership Award Announced

Commissioner Putnam has announced the recipients of the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural producers who are practicing environmentally innovative farming techniques. This year's recipients are Alliance Dairies of Trenton, Cherry Lake Tree Farm of Groveland and Jones Potato Farm of Parrish.

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Forests & Wildfire

Wounded Veterans Invited to Participate in Operation Outdoor Freedom

Commissioner Putnam invites Florida's wounded veterans to enjoy outdoor recreational events at no cost through the “Operation Outdoor Freedom” program. Outdoor excursions, including fishing, hunting and boating trips, are held regularly on state forests and private lands throughout Florida and are funded through private donations. Since Commissioner Putnam launched the program in 2011, more than 1,600 veterans have participated in the “Operation Outdoor Freedom” experience.

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Winners Announced in State Forest Photo Contest

The Florida Forest Service has named Jackie Hall’s photo “In Awe of Nature” the overall winner of the Winter 2016 State Forest Photo Contest. Winners were also selected in four categories: Nature, Recreation, Creative and Employee.

See the Winning Photos 

Private Landowners Invited to Apply to Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program

Through July 29, the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass that is capable of rapidly choking out and displacing native plant species. The Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program is offered for non-industrial lands in all Florida counties. It provides reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost to treat cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years.

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Food and Nutrition

Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy

Discover Florida's Roadmap to Living Healthy, an interactive map that can help government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations identify gaps in service and improve access to nutritious food.

Florida Sweet Corn with Southern Barbecue Butter

Memorial Day weekend calls for Florida Sweet Corn with Southern Barbecue Butter. For more cooking ideas, browse our recipes.

Education

Test Your Consumer Knowledge

LifeSmarts is a flexible classroom or group activity that teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens. The content and competition questions focus on five key areas of consumer knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively in today's marketplace.

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Energy

Conserve Energy and Save Money at Home

By answering just a few simple questions about your home, including the size, shape and year it was built, you can use the “My Florida Home Energy” tool to help conserve energy and save money. The tool takes you on an interactive tour through your home and offers tips for how you can improve its energy efficiency. In addition, it provides you with a customized plan for your home and estimates how much money you can save by increasing energy efficiency. 

Visit MyFloridaHomeEnergy.com to Start Your Tour

Water

Improve Your Water Use

Across the state of Florida, almost 10 million acres of farm, ranch, nursery and forest lands have applied agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect and conserve water resources. BMPs utilize innovative technologies to reduce the runoff and leaching of nutrients into Florida's surface and ground waters and to enhance water conservation. 

By implementing BMPs, Florida agriculture saves more than 10 billion gallons of water each year. 

Learn More About Agricultural BMPs