Agri Starts labs

Apopka was once known as the “Indoor Foliage Capital of the World.” Apopka is the home to one of 12 University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Research and Education Centers.

Located in the heart of Florida, this multi-million dollar research and education center supports multi disciplinary research, teaching, and extension programs focused on commodities, natural resources, and broader issues (e.g., water quality and environmental contamination) relevant to the agriculture industries.

With the help and support of Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, our community has created a successful eco-space for other Agri-science businesses to grow and thrive. Due to the high-quality education and expert research that is available within the area. This has resulted in the growth and expansion of several new private-sector jobs from our locally grown companies at Agri-Starts and The Scotts Company.