University of Florida

Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED)

FREDFRED departmental programs reflect the diversity of Florida's agriculture which has more than 50 major commodities. The Department has 41 faculty members involved in a full range of research, extension, and teaching programs.

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 Dr. Spiro Stefanou. More...

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FRE Poster Session April 2015

FRE Scholarships - Applications are no longer being accepted

Our new Chair - Dr. Spiro Stefanou



The Food and Resource Economics Department present the 2015 Seminar Series.

Previous Seminars | Future Seminars

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10 – 11AM
Dr. Miguel Gomez
Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Topic: A Bioeconomic Model of Ecosystem Service Provision: Coffee Berry Borer and Shade-Grown Coffee

UF/IFAS awards 17 young faculty with research seed money

Seventeen young scientists at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, four of which are faculty members in FRE, have earned grants from the Dean for Research office, thanks to their innovative proposals addressing critical agriculture and natural resources issues that impact farm production and consumer behavior.

Damian Adams - "Assessment of Feasible Forest Water Yield Program Features and Landowner Preferences"

Zhengfei Guan - "Development of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) for Florida Strawberry Production"

Jaclyn Kropp - "Examining Socioeconomic and Demographic Determinants of Differences in Lunch Consumption by National School Lunch Program Participants Using Plate Waste Data"

Gulcan Onel - "Creating Sustainable Workforce for Small Fruits and Vegetables Industry in Florida: The Impact of Federal Immigration Programs and Solutions to Labor Shortages"

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