Sep 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 

Food and Resource Economics Department

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences  

Chair: Spiro Stefanou
Associate Chair: Rodney Clouser
Graduate Coordinator: Lisa House

Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link

The Food and Resource Economics Department offers the Master of Agribusiness (M.AB) (non-thesis), Master of Science with Concentration in Agribusiness (M.S.AB.) (non-thesis), Master of Science (thesis), and Doctor of Philosophy. Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees  section of this catalog.

The Department participates in programs with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Center for Tropical Agriculture, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the College of Law, and the Florida Sea Grant College Program.

The Department programs reflects the diversity of Florida’s agriculture which has more than fifty major commodities. With over thirty faculty involved in a full range of research, extension, and teaching programs in areas including Agricultural Marketing, International Trade, Policy, Production/Farm Management, International Development, Marine Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Community/Regional Development and Labor Economics. In addition to the main campus location, the department has faculty at research centers throughout the state.

Several members of the faculty have garnered international reputations in diverse fields such as trade policy, generic advertising, citrus economics, sugar policy, business retention and expansion, leadership development, consumer attitudes towards genetically modified food, and dairy marketing.

The Department offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program for the Master of Science and Master of Science with Concentration in Agribusiness. Contact the Graduate Program Office in 1179 McCarty Hall for information.

For more information, please see the program pages below, and see our website:


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