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


Ag Econ Club Named CALS Club of the Year!


On April 16th the Agricultural Economics Club (Ag Econ) received, for the 2nd year in a row, the Agricultural and Life Sciences College Council Club of the Year. Congratulations to all the club members and their advisor, Jennifer Clark.

For more information on the club visit the Ag Econ Club site or like them on Facebook



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

Date and Time: Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:00 AM

Place: 1151 McCarty Hall A

Purpose: Search & Screen Discussion – Professor and Chair, Position 0001-2980

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!


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


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