Agricultural Economics Extension Program
The Agricultural Economics Extension program emphasizes applied trade policy analysis and related production and marketing issues. Specifically, the focus is to deliver education programs and publications that address current and emerging domestic and international trade-related policy issues impacting or having the potential to impact the production and marketing of a variety of vegetable, fruit, and ornamental horticultural products produced in Miami-Dade County. Impact analyses will also cover changes in regulations and the introduction of technologies and methods in pest control, nutrient management and other factors influencing production of commercial crops. As well, the program will publish commodity budgets for the production of popular crops in South Florida to provide commercial growers decision-making tools as to the financial investment required to grow new crops.