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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Interested in applying for or renewing a concealed weapon 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.
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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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.
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. For best results, search by county, city or zip code, or filter results using the region dropdowns.
Protect Your Child’s Credit
Commissioner Adam Putnam worked with the Legislature to create a new Florida law aimed at protecting children from identity theft. Credit reporting agencies are now required to establish and freeze a credit record for a minor upon request by a parent or guardian. By freezing your child’s credit, you can effectively block others from using it.
Protect Yourself Against Fraud and Deception
Help fight against fraud with the department’s Little Black Book of Scams. It explains many common types of fraud, including charity scams, travel scams, tax scams, telemarketing fraud and identity theft. It also offers tips to avoid becoming a victim.
National Consumer Protection Week Begins March 1
March 1-7, 2015, is National Consumer Protection Week. During this week, you are encouraged to take full advantage of the resources available to help consumers make better-informed decisions. The department is here to help. We’re the state’s clearinghouse for consumer assistance and information. If you have a question or a problem, call 1-800-HELP-FLA or 1-800-FL-AYUDA en Español or use our live chat feature.
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.
All fees submitted to the department are non-refundable. The following forms of payment are accepted: VISA and MasterCard (credit/debit).
Advertise in the Florida Market Bulletin
Looking to buy or sell farm-related products or equipment? Check out the Florida Market Bulletin, our statewide advertising forum for farmers and ranchers. Classified ads are free to Florida residents. Categories include agricultural machinery, aquaculture, bees and equipment, cattle, farmland, goats, poultry, rabbits, stock dogs and more.
Join "Fresh From Florida"
Through the “Fresh From Florida” brand, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to raise awareness and promote the sale of the high quality products and commodities produced and grown in Florida. Florida farmers and ranchers who join the Fresh From Florida Program benefit from advertising, retail partnerships and use of the widely recognized "Fresh From Florida" logo.
Fresh From Florida Magazine Has a New Look
Browse the first edition of the new and improved Fresh From Florida magazine. Read about the growing demand for Florida commodities in international markets, water conservation methods used by farmers, and other exciting news from the state’s $108 billion agriculture industry.
Forests & Wildfire
Join the Florida Forest Service
The Florida Forest Service consists of more than 1250 dedicated employees with the mission to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, ensuring they are available for future generations. In addition to managing over one million acres of state forests for multiple public uses including timber, recreation, and wildlife habitat, they also provide services to landowners throughout the state with technical information and grant programs.
Program Offers Hunting and Fishing Trips for Veterans
Established by Commissioner Adam Putnam, Operation Outdoor Freedom offers Florida’s wounded veterans opportunities to reconnect with nature and enjoy time with fellow veterans. Activities include hunting, fishing, scalloping, canoeing and camping trips. All funding is generated through private donations, and veterans participate at no cost.
Explore Florida Forests
Florida's state forests yield many benefits to the environment: forests preserve wildlife habitats and protect valuable natural resources. Florida state forests also provide a variety of recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy Florida's natural beauty.
There are 35 state forests that total over 1 million acres.
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 Rises to the HealthierUS School Challenge
On February 25, Commissioner Putnam visited Allamanda Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens to celebrate its becoming the 350th school in Florida to meet the HealthierUS School Challenge. This nationwide program recognizes schools doing the very best work to keep kids healthy. Award-winning schools promote good nutrition and physical activity to create a healthier school environment.
"Living Healthy in Florida" Promotes Healthy Lifestyles
"Living Healthy in Florida" is a multi-agency campaign providing free tools to promote healthy lifestyles in our state. The tools include Florida-produce facts, recipes, videos, activities for kids, and more.
Farm to School Provides Kids with Fresh, Local Food
The Farm to School program partners local farms with K-12 schools to provide Florida children with nourishing, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias. The program also encourages complementary educational activities, including school gardens and farm tours.
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.
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, the “My Florida Home Energy” tool can help you 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.
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.