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 Scholarships Available - APPLICATION

Our new Chair - Dr. Spiro Stefanou



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

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Friday March 13, 2015
10:00-11:00 AM
McCarty 1151 A
Kelly Cobourn, Virginia Tech University
Topic: The Effect of Climate Variability and Appropriative Water Rights On Land-allocation Decisions in Irrigated Agriculture: A Multinomial Logit Analysis Using Field-scale Remote Sensing Data

Wednesday, March 25, 10 – 11AM
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
1151 McCarty A
Bill Messina
Cuban Agriculture: Problems, Progress, Prospects, and the Influence of U.S. Policy
University of Florida, Food and Resource Economics

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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