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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department


The Food and Resource Economics Department (FRE) focuses on teaching, research, and extension related to Florida's food and agricultural systems.

Graduates from our undergraduate programs go on to careers in sales, finance, management, economics, and more, working with companies in the food sector and with environmental and statistical organizations and businesses. Our Master of Agribusiness prepares students from other disciplines in agriculture and beyond for careers in business and industry. MS students choose between an agribusiness track that leads to business careers or a thesis track for those more interested in research careers or pursuing a Ph.D. degree. Our Ph.D. graduates work in universities worldwide, private industry, and government.

When it comes to Research and Extension, our faculty are renowned within their field for conducting applied economic research that is timely and highly relevant to stakeholders in areas such as behavioral economics, marine and environmental economics, health economics, international development, labor economics, behavioral economics and more. 


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