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Tag: Food and Resource Economics

Helping smaller farms make more profitable hiring decisions

A NIFA-funded, University of Florida-led project will develop a software for small- and medium-sized farms to calculate potential labor costs and weigh hiring decisions in terms of long- and short-term profitability. The tool will be downloadable and allow… Read More

FRE professor and grad student’s case study published in AETR journal

With low milk prices, industry consolidation, and declining consumer demand, what would you do as CEO of your struggling, family farm? The case study, “the Future of Four Creeks Farm: Scale-Up, Diversify, or Exit” challenges students to make… Read More

FRE Student’s Research on Economic Impact of Florida’s Waterways

In 2018, FRE Ph.D. student, Fei He was awarded a Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI) Grant to support her project, “Water resources and human society: educating Floridians about the value of water resources”. Since then, Fei has been… Read More

Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings

One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design a… Read More

Congratulations Dr. Joao Ferreira, William H. Miernyk Research Excellence Medal Recipient

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Joao Ferreira on receiving The William H. Miernyk Research Excellence Medal! This award is sponsored by the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University and is awarded annually to an eligible author… Read More