Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED)
FRED 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. Ray Huffaker. More...
News and Events
Congratulations 2013 NAMA Team!
FRE's very own NAMA team brought home lots of awards from the NAMA Nationals competition in Kansas City: 2012-13 "Chapter Performance Award-Chapter Programs"; "Outstanding Student Chapter" fourth place; John Deere "Signature Student Chapter Award", third place award of $1,000. Our UF NAMA Student Chapter nominated the Professional NAMA Florida Chapter for the "2012-13 Outstanding Professional Chapter" and they won!
The UF student NAMA team was the only SEC school that made it to the final competition!
Please join us in congratulating the NAMA members and Coach David Barber!
Dr. Mikael Sandberg Receives CALS Undergraduate Teaching Award
We are pleased to announce that our own Dr. Mikael Sandberg has been selected to receive the 2012-13 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award. Since joining the FRE department nine years ago, Dr. Sandberg has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in teaching and he has taught a wide array of courses. Over the years, he has earned several honors and awards from both students and faculty in the department, but this represents his first college-level recognition. He will formally be presented with the award by Dean Teri Balser at the CALS Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet on April 18, 2013, and he will be recognized during the 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony.
Chuck Moss to receive SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award
Great news! Dr. Chuck Moss has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Please join me in extending congratulations to our colleague! He will be presented the Award at the SAEA meeting in Orlando, Feb. 2013.See the article in AgWired!
Jennifer Twyman Selected to Recieve Award For Best Dissertation
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Twyman has been selected to receive the award for best dissertation from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Congratulations to Jennifer and her faculty advisor Dr. James Sterns! Jennifer's dissertation was titled "Intra-household distribution of assets and wealth in Ecuador". She will be presented with the award at the SAEA annual meeting in Orlando, February 2-5, 2013.
Agricultural Commodity and Policy Outlook Conference Webinars
The Food and Resource Economics Department is proud to announce the Agricultural Commodity and Policy Outlook Conference Webinars were held Nov. 13 (1-3pm) and Nov. 15 (8-11am, 1-3pm). To view recorded sessions and reports please click HERE
We are currently recruiting for faculty positions!
There are two Assistant Proffesor positions available with expertise in two of the three areas: natrual resources economics, agribusiness economics, and development. Requisition #901680
We are also recruiting an Associate Professor in Agribusiness Economics.Requisition # 9010677
Committee Meetings to be held December 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM in Room 1086 McCarty Hall B
Please go to jobs.ufl.edu to view the full job descriptioin and apply
We have two new Assistant Professor Faculty!
Welcome to Dr. Jaclyn Kropp and Dr. Gulcan Onel, two new Assistant Professors to the Department. Jaclyn holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Applied Economics and Management. She comes to Florida from Clemson University where she taught four courses. Gulcan holds a doctorate in Philosophy from North Carolina State. Gulcan joins Florida from the SAS Institute in North Carolina where she was an applied econometrician. Both faculty members will be housed in McCarty Hall A.
Congratulations to Prof. Sherry Larkin on her promotion to Full Professor!
Prof. Larkin teaches AEB 2451, Economics of Resource Use and AEB 6921, Workshop in FRE I-Empirical Applications of Microeconomic Theory. She received degrees from Oregon State Univ. in Resource Economics. Prof. Larkin enjoys talking to new students as it always provides her with new research and teaching ideas. She looks forward to showing new students how economics, especially natural resources and the environment, is a tool that is useful for everyday decisions. Another great aspect of her job is being able to travel to unique foreign locations, mostly related to her work with fisheries.