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


Florida Cool Season Forage Economics Report 2014 Released


Chris Prevatt, Jose Dubeux, Ann Blount, and Cheryl Mackowiak, researchers at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the North Florida Research and Education Center release the North and South Florida Cool-Season Forage Economics Report. The forage crop enterprise budgets were designed to assist producers in estimating the potential costs associated with the most commonly grown cool-season forages in Florida. Clients may need to make changes to these budgets in order to fit their goals and production situation.
For budget files and more details click: HERE



The Food and Resource Economics Department present the 2014-2015 Seminar Series.

Friday, October 10, 2014
10:00-11:00 AM
Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University
"Am I getting a Good Deal? Reference-Dependent Decision Making when the Reference Price is Uncertain"
Click HERE for announcement

Friday, November 14, 2014
9:45-10:45 AM
1151 McCarty A
Wuhang Hu, University of Kentucky
Title: "Has the Time Arrived for Online Consumer Surveys: A Comparison of an Online Survey to a Traditional Mailed Survey"
Click HERE for announcement.

Friday March 13, 2015
10:00-11:00 AM
Kelly Cobourn, Virginia Tech University
Topic: TBA

Friday November 7, 2014
10:00-11:00 AM
Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University