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. Rod Clouser. More...

News and Events

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING, HEARING OR WORKSHOP

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The University of Florida F.R.E.D. Search & Screen Committee announces a public meeting, hearing, or workshop.

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:00 AM

Place: 1163 McCarty Hall A

Purpose: Search & Screen Discussion – Lecturer, Position 0001-5686

A copy of the agenda, if any, may be obtained by writing to University of Florida, Food & Resource Economics Department at P.O. Box 110240, Gainesville, Fl. 32611 or by calling Candy Kaswinkel at (352) 294-7669.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop, hearing, or meeting is asked to advise the University of Florida at least 72 hours before the workshop/hearing/meeting by contacting Candy Kaswinkel at (352) 294-7669. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling 352-846-1046 (TDD).

Any person who wishes to appeal a decision made by the University of Florida Food and Resource Economics Department with respect to any matter considered at this public meeting, hearing, or workshop, will need a record of the proceedings. For such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.


Final Resutls for FRE NAMA Team Announced!

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Congratulations to our own FRE NAMA team!

The 2014 Agri-Marketing Conference, held in Jacksonville, FL, this week had students from around the country competing for top honors. Here is how our great NAMA team performed:
- Third place John Deere
- Won "Best Chapter"
- Third place "Outstanding Student Chapter"
- Fifth place "Marketing Competition"

Congratulations to all team members, support students and Jennifer Clark, Faculty Sponsor and coach!


If you are on Facebook, check out these two pages for pics of the team:
Food and Resource Economics Dept. at UF-Undergraduate page
Florida National Agri-Marketing Association Chapter

FRE Welcomes Brandon McFadden

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The Food and Resource Economics Department welcomes our newest Assistant Professor, Brandon McFadden to the department. Brandon received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Economics and will be joining the FRE faculty on April 1st. He will be teaching courses in agribusiness marketing, finance and management as well as developing a research program in the area of agribusiness economics.

Welcome aboard, Brandon!


Brandon McFadden
1121 McCarty Hall B
brandon.mcfadden@ufl.edu
352-294-7654

FRE Scholarship Application

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It is time to apply for FRE Scholarships! There are 12 for which you can apply. They will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.

The deadline for sending in your application is: April 10, 2014 by 3 PM!

You may apply for more than one scholarship. Notification will be made by the end of the current semester. Follow the directions exactly on the applicaiton. Also, note in the description of the scholarship if a minimum GPA is required.

Completed applications, scanned and emailed, or, hard copy, go to:

Undergraduate applications:
Anne Marie Mattison, Advisor, mattison@ufl.edu, 1195 McCarty Hall A

Graduate applications:
Jess Herman, jherman@ufl.edu, 1170 B McCarty Hall A.

Link to the application: Here

Good luck!

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING, HEARING OR WORKSHOP

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The University of Florida F.R.E.D. Search & Screen Committee announces a public meeting, hearing, or workshop.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Place: 1151 McCarty Hall A

Purpose: Search & Screen Discussion, Position # 0000-1524, Research Assistant Scientist

A copy of the agenda, if any, may be obtained by writing to University of Florida, Food & Resource Economics Department at P.O. Box 110240, Gainesville, Fl. 32611 or by calling Candy Kaswinkel at (352) 294-7669.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop, hearing, or meeting is asked to advise the University of Florida at least 72 hours before the workshop/hearing/meeting by contacting Candy Kaswinkel at (352) 294-7669. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling 352-846-1046 (TDD).

Any person who wishes to appeal a decision made by the University of Florida Food & Resource Economics Department with respect to any matter considered at this public meeting, hearing, or workshop, will need a record of the proceedings. For such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.


Dr. Andrew Schmitz Presented with UF/IFAS International Fellow Award

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Please join us in congratulating Professor Andrew Schmitz for his outstanding international efforts. This is a great distinction and honor that reflects the global stature of his career accomplishments, and the high esteem in which he is held not only here in IFAS but also worldwide.

Professor Andrew Schmitz developed the first general equilibrium analysis of world trade in major agricultural products, and has extended this work for the International Tariff Commission, The World Bank, FAPRI, and the Purdue Modeling Group. His focus on international trade continues, and is communicated partly through the bi-annual International Trade Consortium Meetings (he is one of the original founding members). Professor Schmitz has given keynote addresses in over 30 countries and has published on a wide range of international trade subjects, including work with graduate students (300+ refereed papers, books, and book-chapters). His international work specifically impacts Florida agriculture through sugar policy analysis (e.g., sugar book); Everglades restoration (e.g., published papers); NAFTA (e.g., his papers formed the basis for the US–Mexico tomato suspension agreement); biofuel analysis (e.g., impact of Brazilian subsidies, and the negative and positive gains from biofuel policies); and environmental issues. A forthcoming book on agricultural privatization in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine is the first major work on this topic. He has also contributed to health economics, including both negative externalities associated with smoking (e.g., upcoming 2014 British Columbia Health Conference) and positive externalities in agriculture. Financial support for his research has come from the World Bank and several other international organizations.