Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED)
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FRED is a part of the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) and one of 21 departments in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) located at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Our chair is Spiro Stefanou.
FRED departmental programs reflect the diversity of Florida's agriculture which has more than 50 major commodities. The Department has 32 faculty members involved in a full range of research, extension, and teaching programs. More...
Welcome, Melissa McGinnis
Media and Communications Coordinator
Melissa manages the media, communications, and branding programs for the Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) and works closely with IFAS Communications to ensure a consistent branding message.
News and Events
NACTA Educator Awards
Congratulations to Jane Bachelor on receiving the 2015 NACTA Educator Award at the 61st Annual Conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) in Athens Georgia. The NACTA mission is to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural and life sciences. One of the central purposes of NACTA is to recognize those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education and seek to inspire the highest levels of excellence. Congratulation, Jane, on receiving this distinguished award.
Jane Bachelor, IRREC and Food and Resource Economics
FRE Announces the 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners
FRE is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015-16 FRE scholarship. Funding was available for twelve scholarship and applications were received from 26 students. 20 of these outstanding FRE students were selected to receive awards in amounts ranging from $500 to $13,500. Congratulations to all!
Graduate Student Awardees
|Xuqi Chen||Allison Family Endowment|
|Chenyi He||Allison Family Endowment|
|Marup Hossian||Cecil N. and Cecile G. Smith Scholarship|
|Meng Shen||Harold B. Clark Award|
|Manhong Zhu||Harold B. Clark Award|
|Kelly Davidson||J. E. Ross International Travel Award|
|Maria Diaz||Mr. and Mrs. John V. D'Albora, Jr. Scholarship in Honor of J. Wayne Reitz and R. Holt Howard Endowed Scholarship|
|Yuan Jiang||Phillip L. Herndon Endowment in Economics|
|Keri Cornman||Werner and Margaret C. Husmann Scholarship|
Undergraduate Student Awardees
|David Pauzauskie||Don Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Caleb Dahl||Hal W. Lively Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Morgan Carlton||Hal W. Lively Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Michael Mantoya||Hal W. Lively Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Illan Sweitzer||Hal W. Lively Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Charles Strippoli||Hal W. Lively Memorial Scholarship Fund and|
|Robert G. Stubbs and Henry G. Hamilton Scholarship Fund|
|Amberlyn Beers||Robert G. Stubbs and Henry G. Hamilton Scholarship Fund|
|Clark Futch||Robert G. Stubbs and Henry G. Hamilton Scholarship Fund|
|Natalie Miaoulis||W. W. McPherson Memorial Endowment|
|Kelvin Dominguez||W. W. McPherson Memorial Endowment|
|Yal Ulrick Adegbola||Werner and Margaret C. Husmann Scholarship|
UF Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series
This information is also available via the Range Cattle Research and Education Center’s Economics page: http://rcrec-ona.ifas.ufl.edu/Economics/index.shtml
Join us for a webinar beginning on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2518271221683912450 Southeast beef cattle producers are encouraged to tune-in to the upcoming UF Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series. The event is hosted by the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the South Florida Beef-Forage Program. The webinar series is being conducted to discuss ways to increase your herd's production, performance, and profitability. Cattle producers saw record feeder calf prices and profits in 2014 that changed the dynamics of the cow-calf industry. The goal of this webinar series is to provide timely production and economic information that can help producers operate in this volatile marketplace.
This series of presentations will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00 pm (EST) during June and July. The following lists all the scheduled webinars:
|June 24th, 2015||Beef Cattle Market Outlook|
|July 1st, 2015||Marketing Opportunities for Feeder Calves|
|July 15th, 2015||2015 UF Beef Cow-Calf Budget|
|July 22nd, 2015||Projecting 2015 Cow-Calf Profitability|
|July 29th, 2015||Replacement Heifer Economics|
Participants will be able to interact with the presenter by submitting questions and comments, and will be able to make recommendations for topics at future webinar sessions. Each program can be viewed on your individual personal computer with access to the internet. Registration is open and free to all, but is limited to the first 100 participants. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.